Foreign and Commonwealth Office: ICT

Foreign and Commonwealth Office 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of his Department are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

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

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