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Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 138979, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the deployment of IT equipment to allow more of her Department’s staff to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak (a) how many pieces of IT equipment are currently on order and (b) when staff are planned to receive them.

Answered on

21 January 2021

DWP does not currently have a need to procure additional IT equipment to enable more people to work from home. Over 74,000 colleagues are already able to work remotely and DWP are planning to roll out the remaining PCs to up to 28,000 members of staff by the end of March depending on demand. We are repurposing existing DWP devices to enable them for home working in order to fulfil demand.

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