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Departmental Mobile Phones

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many (a) BlackBerrys and (b) other mobile telephones have been provided to (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in the Government Equalities Office in each year since its establishment. (268286)

The Government Equalities Office was established on 12 October 2007. Since then a total of 14 BlackBerry's and six mobile phones have been purchased for civil servants only. These purchases were made in the following financial years :

BlackBerry's

Mobile phones

2007-08

7

4

2008-09

6

2

2009-101

1

0

1 Purchases to date