Department for Transport: ICT

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The information requested is listed below for each year.

2016/17

Item

Spend (£)

DFT (c)

DVLA

VCA

MCA

DVSA

Tablets

0

0

0

34,476 (1)

2,204 (1)

iPads

0

Paper

2,507,882 (4)

Note: MCA spend for 2016/17 is due to the implementation of the Survey & Inspection Transformation Programme part of which involves equipping our marine surveyors with more appropriate ICT tools while inspecting and surveying vessels.

2015/16

Item

Spend (£)

DFT (c)

DVLA

VCA

MCA

DVSA

Tablets

10,795

2,655 (1)

0

0

1,394 (1)

iPads

0

Paper

3,914,360 (4)

2014/15

Item

Spend (£)

DFT (c)

DVLA

VCA

MCA

DVSA

Tablets

0

6,150(1)

0

249 (1)

410 (1)

iPads

442

Paper

4,499,740 (4)

2013/14

Item

Spend (£)

DFT (c)

DVLA

VCA

MCA

DVSA

Tablets

0

2,223 (1)

0

2,171 (1)

0

iPads

2,660

Paper

4,453,762 (4) (3)

2012/13

Item

Spend (£)

DFT (c)

DVLA

VCA

MCA

DVSA(5)

Tablets

1,166

191 (1)

0

0

16,769 (1)

iPads

0

Paper

3,070,322 (4) (2)

Note: The DVSA 2012/13 spend reflects the pilot to investigate the use of mobile IT for driving examiners by 31 March 2014.

(1) – indicates spend combined for Tablets and iPads.

(2) – The figure quoted is before the merger of DSA and VOSA to create the DVSA. It does not include any spend by DSA or VOSA.

(3) – The figure quoted is before the merger of DSA and VOSA to create the DVSA. It includes spend by VOSA but no figures are available for DSA.

(4) – indicates a combined spend across the Department. Spend is for both white paper used generally in the office and the paper required specifically for the DVLA’s forms etc.

5) Note that DVSA did not come into existence until 2014/15 with the merger of the DSA and VOSA – the figure shown for spend on tablets and ipads relates to DSA only.

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