Tom Blenkinsop (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, Labour)
Francis Maude (Minister for the Cabinet Office; Horsham, Conservative)
The budget for 2011/12 and the financial year to date of the Gov.uk alpha and beta sites is approximately £4.6 million.
The cost to the public purse of the directgov website in the latest period for which figures are available (2010/11) is £21.392 million. This is published on the Cabinet Office website at:
Moving departmental websites on to Gov.uk will, in due course, realise significant savings for the taxpayer.