Torfaen council keeps thousands of unused laptops

Help

It has emerged Torfaen council has been storing thousands of unused laptops in a building for more than a year.

The computers were suppose to be given to schoolchildren but a deal between two Welsh councils fell through.

It said the laptops were to be shared with Monmouthshire and Newport councils but that Newport pulled out of the deal leaving it with kit costing around £1m.

Newport said it was "surprised" to learn of Torfaen's purchase as it found the business case "unsustainable".

Jordan Davies reports

Council stuck with 2,500 laptops

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.