Telephone Costs

Scotland written question – answered on 13th May 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Local and Devolved Government Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his Department's expenditure on (a) fixed and (b) mobile telephones was in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (Scotland)

The Scotland Office was established on 1 July 1999.

Since that date the Office has spend the following on telephone costs.

£000
Fixed lines Mobile telephones
1999–2000 (4)36,622 (4)6,760
2000–01 85,483 14,275
2001–02 86,697 11,850
2002–03 81,756 7,216
2003–04(5) 82,131 6,646

(4) Part-year costs.

(5) Estimate.

Note:

The costs in 2000–01, 2001–02 reflect the additional expense of purchase mobile telephone equipment.

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