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Written Answers - Departmental Equipment

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 253.  Deputy Regina Doherty Information on Regina Doherty Zoom on Regina Doherty  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the number of laptops in use in his Department; the number of tablets in use in his Department; the number of the laptops in use that are due to be upgraded this year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17572/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn There are 439 laptops currently deployed within my Department. No tablet PCs have been purchased for use by officials.

My Department does not have an annual programme for the upgrading of laptops. Individual laptops are replaced when deemed beyond repair. Since the start of 2012, a need to replace 5 laptops has been identified.


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