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Departmental Computers

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance is issued to employees of his Department and its agencies on the use of work computers for personal tasks. (306704)

[holding answer 14 December 2009]: Where the Department for Transport and its agencies allow staff to make use of work computers for personal tasks, advise and guidance is available via the intranet for all staff.

Staff are not permitted to make inappropriate use of departmental resources such as official time, materials, information and e-mail/internet system. Staff are advised to ensure that personal use does not place excessive demands on the Department’s ICT facilities so that business use is impaired.