Abstracts: December 12th, 2003

This document outlines the Governments vision on how to deliver services and information to the citizens over digital television and encourages departments and local authorities to evaluate the benefits of DTV. Over 45% of UK households now have DTV. It presents a wealth of opportunities to improve the way services are delivered and used. Effective use of the medium will give citizens the opportunity to communicate with government at a time and place of their choosing. A number of innovative DTV pilot projects are already operating, including those from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Department of Health and the Department of Work and Pensions. The new framework will promote learning from these examples and encourage others to build on them.The Framework is published by the Office of the e-Envoy and is available at: http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/policydocs/consult_subject_document.asp?docnum=833