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Government Departments: Information

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 11 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to improve the capacity of Government Departments and agencies to manage knowledge and information in the light of guidance recently issued in his Department's document “Information Matters”. (240271)

“Information Matters: building government's capability in managing knowledge and information” was published on 18 November. An implementation plan for this strategy will be published in spring 2009. The strategy will help Departments manage their information more effectively. It will also develop knowledge and information management professionals within government to ensure that capability across the civil service is raised to deliver more effective services to citizens.