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Departmental Electronic Equipment

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department and its predecessor have spent on (a) flat screen televisions, (b) DVD players and (c) stereo equipment in each of the last three years. (242456)

The information requested is contained in the following table.

2005-062006-072007-08

Flat screen

DVD

Stereo

Flat screen

DVD

Stereo

Flat screen

DVD

Stereo

MOJ HQ1

0

0

0

0

0

0

40,193

3,876

0

Office for Criminal Justice Reform

Based in Home Office premises

HMPS

0

NOMS

0

HMCS

0

Tribunal

0

0

0

10,000

0

0

10,000

0

0

Total

0

0

0

10,000

0

0

50,193

3,876

0

Grand total

£64,069

1Cost includes supply, installation and commissioning, exclusive of VAT.

The vast majority of the screens installed at 102 Petty France are not operating as televisions but even where for example they run BBC News 24 it is not obtained via the in-built receivers but run over the network via the “media star” installation (Parliamentary TV).

Information for Her Majesty's Prison Service. National Offender Management Service and Her Majesty's Courts Service could be obtained only at disproportionate costs. The information requested is not held centrally, requiring contact with each court and prison region. The Prison Service alone has 40 regions nationwide.

In addition to the costs stated for the Tribunals Service (TS), a further £35,000 was capitalised on video conference facilities for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel CICAP in 2006-07. This enabled the reduction of costs of staff incurred through travel/time within the TS.