HC Deb 20 May 1994 vol 243 c578W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his answer of 6 May,Official Report, column 657, what was the cost of calls made on (a) car and (b) portable telephones in 1993–94; how much this equipment costs to buy or hire; and what were the maintenance costs.

Sir John Cope

The cost to the Treasury in 1993–94 of calls made on car telephones and mobile telephones excluding VAT was £2,332 and £1,585 respectively. The telephones themselves cost between £140 and £500 depending on type. Total annual maintenance for this equipment in 1993–94 was about £250.