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Departmental Computers

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005; and at what cost. (268277)

Since 2005 the Department for International Development has provided the following laptop computers.

Number of Laptops provided

Ministers

Special Advisers

Civil Servants

Cost (£)

2005

1,272

636,000

2006

524

288,200

2007

259

155,400

2008

1,366

625,204

2009

2

239

110,279

The figures in 2008 and 2009 reflect a programme to replace previously issued laptops.