Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ICT

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of his Department are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Electronic communications are passed across the internet via internet service providers and the routing of an email between an hon. Member and a Government department is dependent on which system and service an email is sent. Ministers’ Private Offices and correspondence teams routinely handle and respond to emails on behalf of their Ministers.

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