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Departmental Mobile Phones

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on (a) purchasing and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones in each of the last three years. (301351)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The DCSF and its predecessors have spent the following amounts on the purchase of (i) Blackberry and (ii) other mobile telephones in each of the last three financial years (FYs) including current FY.

£

2007-08

2008-09

2009-101

Blackberry devices

24,552

28,675

26,316

Other Mobile Telephones

1,102

1,309

1,222

Total Spend

25,654

29,984

27,538

1 Current

(b) Blackberry and other mobile telephone billing information are combined within existing system data records and cannot currently be reported separately.