Department for International Trade: ICT

Department for International Trade 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 International Trade, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers in his Department are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands Minister of State (Department for International Trade) (and Minister for London)

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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