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Tablet devices and iPads: FOI release

Published: 8 Dec 2017
Directorate:
Digital Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02844
Date received: 30 October 2017
Date responded: 6 December 2017

Information requested

Details of the number of tablet computers e.g. iPads supplied to:

  • Scottish Government ministers;

  • Scottish Government communications department staff; and

  • Scottish Government special advisers;

Information should include the years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.

Response

I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested in Table 1 below.

Table 1

Minister/Official/Special Advisor Model Cost ex VAT
Lord Advocate Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe iPad Air £575.00
Digital Strategist Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Digital Engagement Manager Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Digital Engagement Manager Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Website Manager Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Head of Strategy & Insight Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Senior Web Manager Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Head of Digital Communications Dell Venue 11 £680.00
Special Adviser to First Minister Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00
Special Adviser to First Minister Microsoft Surface Pro 3 £680.00

In order to ensure effective use of assets the Scottish Government has a 'One User, One Device' policy for all staff which provides one laptop or desktop not both.

Whilst our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. This information is not available for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 as our asses register only records active assets and users.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

About FOI

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
8 Dec 2017
Tablet devices and iPads: FOI release