§ Miss Kirkbride
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many departmental mobile phones are used by her Department; and what the total cost of calls was in the last five years. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport currently has 70 departmental mobile phones. The cost to the Department of mobile phones supplied to Ministers and officials was £25,500 in 2000–01, £21,000846W in 2001–02, £29,000 in 2002–03 and £35,000 as of the end of February this year. It is not possible to provide figures prior to 2000 save at disproportionate cost.