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Departmental ICT

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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. (273561)

My Department, in line with all other Chief Information Officers (CIOs) on the CIO Council, has produced a “CIO Green ICT Roadmap” which we will be following to deliver against the 18 target improvement areas outlined in the Greening Government ICT Strategy.

My Department has identified Green ICT as one of our key priorities for the coming year. As part of this, we have led a cross-Government exercise to procure a standard tool to allow departments to safely shut down desktop PCs overnight and out of hours. This software has now been installed on all machines in my Department to ensure that all unused machines are shut down outside working hours.