To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department spent on (a) iPads and tablets and (b) paper in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
4 March 2017
The Departmental spend on iPads and tablets is available for each of the last five financial years and is as below:
Less than 2
The Departmental spend on paper is available for each of the last five financial years and is as below:
The information regarding the amount of money spent by the Department on paper for each of the last five years is published by the Department and is available online.
The DfE Consolidated Annual Report and Accounts for 2014-15 is online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/517766/DfE-consolidated-annual-report-and-a-counts-2014-to-2015-Web-version.pdf.
Page 89 of this report shows the spend on paper in financial years 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15.
This report should be read in conjunction with the DfE Consolidated Annual Report and Accounts for 2015-16 which is available online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfe-consolidated-annual-report-and-accounts-2015-to-2016.
Page 165 of this report shows the figures for financial year 2015-16.