§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his Department's policy regarding the recycling of information technology equipment within his Department and relevant agencies and to other Government departments or agencies; and what arrangements have been made in this respect. 
§ Mr. Morley
Wherever possible, information technology equipment is redeployed within the Department and our Agencies, with equipment being upgraded or used (through recycled parts) to upgrade others as the need arises. These activities can take place through ad hoc programmes or during specific information technology upgrade projects. When redundant information technology equipment can be put to no other use, it is disposed of through a Third Party supplier, conforming with environmental protection requirements. Information technology recycling programmes are carried out separately from those of other Government departments or agencies.