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Departmental Mobile Phones

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on (a) purchases of and (b) bills for use of (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones in (A) 2008-09 and (B) 2009-10. (303103)

The information requested for the Department for Transport and its agencies is as follows:

DfT(central)1

DVLA2

HA3

DSA4

MCA5

VOSA6

VCA7

GCDA8

2008-09

Purchases and bills for Blackberrys— £32,400 and £47,300. Purchase of mobiles—£372.

Purchases and bills—£117,104 for mobiles.

Purchases were nil for Blackberrys. Bills for both were £212,035.

Purchases and bills—£45,300 for mobiles and £1,620 for Blackberrys.

Purchases £4,550 for mobiles, £96,400 for Blackberrys. Bills were £101,630 for mobiles and £32,400 for Blackberrys.

Purchases were £2,520 for Blackberrys. Combined bills were £298,000.

Purchase and bills for mobiles—£1,080 and £39,700.

Mobile purchases—£175, bills—£43,100.

2009-10 to date

Purchases and bills for Blackberrys— £25,700 and £63,900. Purchase of mobiles—£2,000.

Purchases and bills—£64,808 for mobiles.

Purchases were £8,250 for Blackberrys. Bills for both are £116,877.

Purchases and bills—£31,178 for mobiles and £835 for Blackberrys.

Purchases were £2,500 for mobiles and nil for Blackberrys. Bills were £65,000 for mobiles and £46,400 for Blackberrys.

Purchases of Blackberrys were nil. Combined bills are £167,200.

Purchase and bills for mobiles—£510 and £26,200.

Mobile purchases—£227, bills £18,790.

1 Purchase costs of mobiles only available from 1 October 2008 when purchase centralised. Mobile bills can be provided only at disproportionate cost due to decentralised accounting procedures.

2 DVLA does not currently buy Blackberrys. Separation of costs between purchases and bills can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

3 Bills figures cannot be separated between mobiles and Blackberrys. Mobile purchase costs are in bills and be separated only at disproportionate cost. 2008-09 figures only available from August to March.

4 Separation of costs between purchases and bills can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

5 Mobile figures include data only mobile costs.

6 Separation of bills between Blackberrys and mobiles can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

7 Blackberrys not used.

8 No spend on Blackberrys.