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Departmental Video Conferencing

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will set a target to increase the use of video-conferencing by her Department to reduce the need to travel to meetings. (195887)

The Department for Transport and its agencies use video conferencing (and also teleconferencing) extensively, and already encourage all staff to use the facilities as a first option in preference to travelling, and to save time and travelling expenses. However, it is considered more appropriate and feasible to judge each case on its merits, rather than set specific targets, due to the variable individual circumstances surrounding each meeting.