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Houses of Parliament: Disposal of Computer Equipment

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked the Chairman of Committees:

How many computers and printers from the Parliamentary Estate will be disposed of within the next twelve months; what is the cost of their disposal; and what is the cost of replacement.[HL7241]

During the next 12 months, Members of the House of Lords with older equipment will be able to replace their equipment, if they wish. If all Members of the House of Lords choose to do so, 238 computers and 201 printers will be replaced. The cost of their disposal will be £6,391 and the cost of their replacement £157,755.

Both Houses will also be upgrading the computer equipment used by their staff in the next 12 months. It is estimated that the cost of replacement will be in the region of £625,000.