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Departmental Data Protection

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of the IT systems in his Department is fully accredited to the Government's security standards. (245375)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was formed on 3 October 2008, bringing together policy responsibility for energy (formerly with the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)) and climate change (formerly with the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)). The Department does not at present have its own IT systems, but instead makes use of BERR’s and Defra’s existing IT systems. Given that, I refer the hon. Member to the answers given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 322W and by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs for the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 423W.