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Cambridge City Council has said press reports that it is planning to buy a batch of Apple iPads are incorrect.

The council has issued a statement saying that the touchscreen computers, which were released by Apple in the US just last month, are not being considered as an option in its plan to reduce the volume of paper, printing and waste disposal costs that come with producing committee reports.

It said, however, that it is considering the use of some notebook and tablet devices, and that proposals will be put to its Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee on 29 March.

"At least one Cambridge City councillor already uses a device of their own for this purpose, and discussion of whether devices should be provided to other councillors has appeared on the blogs of a private individual and a Cambridge City councillor," the council said in a statement.

It added that no plans have yet been agreed to provide funds for such devices.

Stories have appeared in several parts of the press today, including Telegraph.co.uk, claiming the council had earmarked £29,400 to buy 42 iPads in an effort to improve its eco-credentials.

This article was originally published at Kable.

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