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Government: Greening ICT

Volume 703: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office (Tom Watson) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The Cabinet Office has today published Greening Government ICT which sets out the steps the Government will take to reduce the carbon footprint of its PCs, laptops, data centres and other office equipment. Greening Government ICT also sets challenging targets for central government and the executive agencies, and provides guidance on how these can be achieved.

Greening Government ICT can be downloaded from the CIO Council website along with a list of potential energy-saving measures for ICT at: www.cio.gov.uk/. Copies have also been placed in the Libraries of the House.