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Departmental IT

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which databases operated by her Department are located (a) wholly and (b) partly outside the UK; and where each of those databases and parts of databases is located. (97752)

The Planning Portal and the Public Enquiry Service (PES) use modules from a Customer Relationship Management package; the application and associated data are hosted in the USA under “Safe Harbor” status. The PES data will be migrated to a UK-based repository in the first quarter of 2007.