§ Mr. Swinney
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many(a) personal computers, (b) laptops, (c) servers, (d) printers and (e) fax machines his Department in Scotland owned in (i) 1999–2000 and (ii) 2000–01.
§ Angela Eagle
[holding answer 23 March 2001]: The information is in the tables. The office machinery concerned is used to support work done on behalf of claimants not only in Scotland but also in the rest of the UK. Similarly, office machinery located outside Scotland is used to support work done on behalf of Scottish claimants.
The number of laptops in place is included in the figure provided for PCs.
1999–2000 2000–01 PCs 5,209 6,016 Printers 1,144 1,427 Servers 140 140 Faxes 359 377
Child Support Agency
The number of laptops in place is included in the figure provided for Pcs.
1999–2000 2000–01 Pcs 480 490 Printers 52 52 Servers 21 21 Faxes 40 40
The Child Support Agency (CSA) in Falkirk services the whole of Scotland and a substantial part of the north of England. The figures provided by the CSA are inclusive and cannot be separated.