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Departmental Video Conferencing

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 447W, on departmental video conferencing, what the cost was of installing the state-of-the-art video conferencing and telepresence facilities in Kingsgate House. (297107)

The costs for the now Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, of installing the video conferencing and telepresence facilities in Kingsgate House were as follows:

(a) Video Conferencing—£286,000 (this included all equipment and links, set up costs and necessary security).

(b) Telepresence Facility—£434,000 (this included all equipment, links, security firewalls and implementation costs.