HC Deb 23 January 1996 vol 270 cc131-2W
Mr. William Ross

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many of the mobile phones which have been supplied to his Department in each of the last eight years have been cloned; and on what dates. [11009]

Mr. Willetts

In the Cabinet Office the following phones were cloned:

  • Four telephones in January 1994;
  • One telephone in October 1995 and,
  • One telephone in June 1995.

None of the mobile phones purchased by the Central Office of Information in the last eight years has been cloned.

Her Majesty's Stationery Office does not hold this information centrally and it could be produced only at disproportionate cost.