The Home Office spent £7,856.44 including VAT on telephone line rental for individuals subject to control orders between April 2006 and October 2009. It is not possible to provide the amount spent on telephone line rental prior to April 2006 due to the way the costs have been accounted for. The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
It is not possible to provide the total amount spent on phone cards for this period as this information forms part of the total amount spent on the provision of accommodation for individuals subject to control orders and cannot be extracted from this figure. However, as phone cards have been issued only infrequently, and not at all since 2007, this figure is assessed to be small.