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Departmental ICT

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the operation of ICT systems in his Department under the Greening Government ICT Strategy. (273563)

The Northern Ireland Office has a Green ICT strategy in place, derived from the Cabinet Office “Greening Government ICT” strategy. The Northern Ireland Office Board is committed to implementing the strategy's 51 recommendations, where practicable. To date, 29 recommendations have already been addressed or are under active consideration, including a commitment that new ICT equipment will comply with at least one of the green energy standards. This is now incorporated into all centralised procurement framework agreements.