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Civil Servants: Computers

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Macbook Air computers are on offer to civil servants as part of the competition. (250334)

Show us a better way was a competition to stimulate ideas on how to improve public services through information. The prizes were: a £60,000 fund to develop ideas further and £20,000 for working prototypes.

There was an additional prize of a Macbook Air for the best idea from a civil servant. This was to encourage participation online and to stimulate and reward innovation within the service.

The Cabinet Office will be awarding a Macbook Air to one civil servant for their winning idea of a school catchment area tool.