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Departmental Internet

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 972W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names and (b) versions are of the web browsers used on the (i) desktop machines and (ii) laptop computers used by his Department's (A) Permanent Secretary, (B) chief information officer, (C) head of communications and (D) head of finance. (289001)

The Department currently uses Internet Explorer Version 6 on the desktop and laptop computers it uses. This includes those used by the Permanent Secretary, the Chief Information Officer, the Head of Communications and the Head of Finance.

The exception to this is the use of Mozilla Firefox Version 3.0.1.1 on a small number of desktop machines used by:

the web publishing team, for compatibility with a web publishing system; and

the information technology development team, for the purposes of testing our systems.