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Departmental Mobile Phones

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his Department in each year since its creation. (274474)

The Department uses BlackBerrys and mobile phones provided by both the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs. The detailed process of reallocating resources from these Departments has not yet been completed and losses of these devices will be included in any BERR or DEFRA returns.