HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 c539W
Mr. Barnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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. [23282]

Mr. Tom Clarke

DCMS and its agencies all operate a policy of reusing IT equipment where this is practicable. Equipment which cannot be reused internally is sold for reuse or recycling or passed to organisations which can dispose of unusable products such as old toner cartridges.

DCMS has an arrangement with its IT contractors to undertake the disposal of IT equipment. Its two agencies, the Historic Royal Palaces Agency and the Royal Parks Agency both have, at present, informal arrangements for disposal of their equipment through various organisations. It is expected that these will be formalised in the coming year.