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Departmental Electronic Equipment

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) photocopiers, (b) scanning devices and (c) fax machines, excluding multi-function devices, there are in her Department; how many there were in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement. (286162)

The Department had 5,243 photocopiers in April 2007; 4,952 in April 2008 and 4,294 in April 2009. 181 scanners and 1,377 fax machines have been ordered through the DWP IT catalogue since July and November 2007 respectively. Information on other orders and the total numbers in the Department are not available.

The Department is currently undertaking a project to rationalise the Department's printers and photocopiers and introduce where ever possible multi-functional devises with the capability to print, copy, fax and scan. This initiative will lower the total cost of printing and copying in the Department, reduce our carbon footprint and provide better support for our staff.