Online Services

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th May 2003.

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Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 11:30 am, 13th May 2003

I am rather intrigued by the hon. Gentleman's line of questioning. If we manage public resources prudently, the Opposition criticise us by saying that the services were vital, but if we are not prudent, they suggest that there is waste and excess. We have undertaken an effective budgetary exercise in the Cabinet Office during recent months that has not only secured resources for new online work—a new campaign is being launched only this week—but allowed us to continue to pursue our target of ensuring that Government services are online by 2005. The e-envoy's office has a central role in that endeavour.