Computacenter: Remote Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 20th October 2021.

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Photo of Bell Ribeiro-Addy Bell Ribeiro-Addy Labour, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many devices were purchased by the IT firm Computacenter for the purpose of the Get help with technology scheme; and what brand and model of devices were purchased by that firm for the scheme.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, Minister of State (Education)

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the department has distributed over 1.35 million laptops and tablets to schools, academy trusts, local authorities and further education providers for disadvantaged children and young people through the Get Help With Technology programme. This formed part of the £400 million government investment to support access to remote education and online social care services. Of these, 920,120 devices were purchased via contracts held with ComputaCenter. A table containing information on device type is attached.

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