HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c521W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many digital radios are owned by his Department for use in departmental buildings from which Ministers work; and what the(a) cost and (b) date of purchase of each radio was. [52854]

Mr. Leslie

The information requested is not held centrally and can only be supplied at disproportionate cost.

My department follows the government's requirement to consider the whole life cost when making any purchasing decision. Whole life costs take account of possible future obsolescence.