Department for Exiting the European Union: ICT

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many IT systems which his Department uses are more than (a) three, (b) five and (c) eight years old; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all his Department's IT systems are updated promptly.

Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

The Department for Exiting European Union has only existed as a Department for 20 months and as such does not have a bespoke IT system (or Systems). The Department’s IT is hosted by the Cabinet Office and uses their OFFICIAL Platform. I refer the Hon Member to the answer to Question 136126 from the Cabinet Office where they have provided the details of their approach to updating and patching.

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