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Departments: Energy

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) instructions are issued to staff in his Department and (b) technical procedures are in place to shut down computers at night. (136098)

Instructions for PC shutdown are not centrally managed within the Home Office. Shut down policies vary, dependant on individual Business area requirements.

The user information for most Home Office IT systems require users to power off their base unit and monitors at night, but not everyone does so. The Sustainable Development Team, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Information Officer are working towards raising the profile of Sustainable Operation Targets, and how best the Home Office can meet them.