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Laptop Computers

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many laptop computers have been used by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) officials in his Department in each year since 1995; how many have been (i) lost and (ii) stolen in that period; what the cost was of the use of laptops in that period; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Cabinet Office)

The number of laptops used, lost and stolen in the Department in the period 2000 to 2004 are shown in the table.

Number used Number lost Number stolen
2000 222 0 0
2001 540 0 1
2002 629 0 0
2003 731 6 3
2004 813 2 4

In addition the Cabinet Office Ministerial Support Group currently has a pool of 12 laptops for the use of Ministers, special advisers and officials within the group.

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