Department for Education: ICT

Department for Education written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the amount of manual processing on paper that it carries out and to make such processing digital.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

The government continues to encourage more people to go online, so they can access the guidance and services they need – as well as reducing the cost of public services. The department has continued to reduce its paper consumption. This has been achieved through better print facilities and a continuing programme of IT improvements, such as the Digital Apprenticeship Service, which are helping to decrease our reliance on paper

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