Departmental Computers

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 4th June 2008.

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Photo of Peter Ainsworth Peter Ainsworth Shadow Secretary of State for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he has issued guidance to staff in his Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

The Department has issued guidance to staff and other building occupants on switching off personal computers.

In November 2006 my Department introduced 'Nightwatchman' power management software to automatically shut down personal computers overnight and so reduce carbon emissions;

A communications campaign involving: the use of electronic messages at reception points on turning off unused equipment; articles in our Department's Internal magazine on how to save energy; and advice on our intranet on saving energy; have all helped to raise staff awareness of the need to conserve resources and become more energy efficient.

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