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Departmental Electronic Equipment

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answers of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1699W and 1934W, on departmental electronic equipment, how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on (i) flat screen televisions, (ii) DVD players and (iii) stereo equipment since November 2008. (289168)

Since November 2008, this Department and its predecessor’s Estates Section has spent £8,000 (exc.VAT) on the purchase and installation of flat screen televisions. We cannot separate purchase from installation costs without incurring disproportionate cost. No DVD players or stereo equipment have been purchased during this period. Information is not held centrally for any purchases of equipment made by individual directorates within the Department.

I have approached the chief executives of the Insolvency Service, Companies House, the National Measurement Office and the Intellectual Property Office and they will respond directly to the hon. Member.