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Department for Education: ICT

Question for Department for Education

UIN 117365, tabled on 4 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of her Department are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

Answered on

12 December 2017

As part of the Government Secure Intranet (GSI) network, emails sent to the Department for Education (DfE) from outside of the department are processed via a third party email filtering system, which provides antiviral and antispam capabilities. DfE can only comment on the mail flow process once it has entered the GSI network and can only comment on emails received by ministers via their departmental email address.