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IT equipment issued for Divisions

Request

  1. The total financial cost of the Bang and Olufsen tablets that were bought to be used by the six Division clerks to record the votes of MPs in all the divisions since March 2016 in the House of Commons. This information should include the cost of purchasing the tablets as well as any repairs made to the devices.   
  2. The total number of the Bang and Olufsen tablets that were bought to be used by the six Division clerks to record the votes of all MPs in the divisions since March 2016 in the House of Commons

 

Response

  1. The total financial cost of the Bang and Olufsen tablets that were bought to be used by the six Division clerks to record the votes of MPs in all the divisions since March 2016 in the House of Commons. This information should include the cost of purchasing the tablets as well as any repairs made to the devices.   
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  2. The total number of the Bang and Olufsen tablets that were bought to be used by the six Division clerks to record the votes of all MPs in the divisions since March 2016 in the House of Commons

Some information is held by the House of Commons.

In November 2016, the House purchased 9 Hewlett Packard tablets (with Bang and Olufsen audio technology) for Commons Divisions costing £8,040 (£892.50 each plus £7.70 delivery charge. Total £8040.20). This includes the six tablets used by the Clerks, two held by the Public Bill Office and one test/development machine held by the Parliamentary Digital Service. 

The House holds no records of hardware repairs to any of these machines.