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Departmental Computers

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in her Department in each year since 2005; and at what cost. (268271)

The information is as follows.

Ministerial Team

The costs of laptops in 2005 to 2007 are not recorded separately and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Number

Cost (£)

2005

1

n/a

2006

1

n/a

2007

1

n/a

2008

1

1,047

2009

1

1,047

n/a = Not available.

Special advisers

The cost and numbers of any laptops provided to special advisers in 2005 and 2006 are not recorded separately and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Number

Cost (£)

2005

n/a

n/a

2006

n/a

n/a

2007

1

1,178

2008

2

11,047

2009

0

n/a = Not available.

1 Plus one laptop reused.

The Department as a whole (figures include those above). Cost information for 2005 and 2006 is not centrally held and can be provided only at disproportionate cost. A further 31 laptops were purchased during 2007 as part of a wider project to upgrade the CLG network and costs cannot be disaggregated from the overall project costs.

Number

Cost (£)

2005

237

n/a

2006

140

n/a

2007

61

72,089

2008

123

182,582

2009

159

285,227

n/a = Not available.