§ Mr. Wheeler
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what was the total cost of the provision and use of telephones in the Civil Service during the past 12 months; and how much money was recovered from civil servants who reimbursed their Departments following private use of the telephone, in accordance with the Civil Service code of conduct.
§ Mr. Channon
Provision in main Supply Estimates 1979–80 for telephone services is approximately £130 million. Information is not available centrally on the amount of money recovered from civil servants who reimbursed their280W Departments following private use of the telephone.