Government Services (Hansard, 2 March 2004)
HC Deb 02 March 2004 vol 418 c784W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Government plans to spend in the next 12 months on delivering services via interactive television. [158135]

Mr. Alexander

Information on expenditure on delivering services via interactive television is not held centrally and could be produced only at disproportionate cost.

Mr. Heald

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what Government services projected to be delivered electronically in 2005 will be delivered through interactive television. [158136]

Mr. Alexander

Government Departments continue to work towards getting all Government services online by 2005, and seek to use Digital TV (DTV) wherever appropriate. Flagship services available now on DTV or planned by 2005 include Teacher TV, NHS Direct, Jobcentre Plus and the Pensions Service. In addition, UK online Interactive is a world-first national one-stopservice for Government on DTV, bringing together access to all nationally available DTV services and progressively rolling out access to local government services on DTV.

Mr. Heald

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Government expects to save by providing all services through electronic means by 2005. [158137]

Mr. Alexander

The 2005 target aims to widen and facilitate access to Government services.

The Efficiency Review led by Sir Peter Gershon is encouraging Departments to review take-up of e-services to deliver savings.

Mr. Heald

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Government expects to have all its services available online by 2005; and if he will make a statement. [158133]

Mr. Alexander

Departments continue to work towards the target of 100 per cent. availability by 2005.

The latest figures on progress towards the target of making Government services available electronically by 2005 show that 66 per cent. of Government services are e-enabled.

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