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Departmental ICT

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of IT products in each category procured for each division of her Department were compliant with the Government’s Buy Sustainable-Quick Win standard in the latest year for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. (269626)

The Department contracts for the provision of IT services with suppliers and, therefore, does not directly buy IT products. In accordance with the Department’s procurement policy the procurement of IT services requires the evaluation of suppliers’ environmental policies and practices and the contracts require suppliers to meet the Department’s and Government’s sustainability standards on an ongoing basis.