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Electronic Government

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether mechanisms are in place to monitor the extent to which her Department's (a) internal and (b) external (i) correspondence and (ii) distribution of publications are carried out electronically. (199195)

The Department is able to monitor the number of downloads from its website and intranet, and the volume of external e-mail correspondence. We have not set up the capacity to monitor the level of internal e-mail correspondence.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her responsibilities in respect of the e-Government regional partnerships are. (202634)

The Local e-Government Programme concluded at the end of March 2006, having delivered against the Prime Minister’s pledge that 100 per cent. of services would be electronically enabled by December 2005. The e-Government regional partnership network has now become self-sustaining, with member authorities taking responsibility for the individual partnerships’ forward work programme within the devolved arrangements for regional improvement and efficiency.