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Written Answers - Departmental Equipment

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 346.  Deputy Regina Doherty Information on Regina Doherty Zoom on Regina Doherty  asked the Minister for Social Protection Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton  the number of laptops in use in her Department; the number of tablets in use in her Department; the number of the laptops in use that are due to be upgraded this year. [17579/12]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): Information on Joan Burton Zoom on Joan Burton There are in total 535 laptops deployed across the Department and there are no specific plans to upgrade any laptops this year.

No tablets have been purchased by the Department for production use, however a small number of devices are being evaluated at present in the context of increased requirements for mobile working. In addition, some staff have been authorised, subject to appropriate security clearance, to use their own tablet devices.


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