§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. Straw
In disposing of surplus information technology equipment, the Home Office initially attempts to redeploy it to replace old equipment or meet new requirements. Where this is not possible, equipment is passed to disposal companies for destruction or refurbishment and resale as appropriate.