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Defence written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of his departmental website.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

The Ministry of Defence and armed forces collectively maintain four corporate websites. Redesign and implementation costs on these were as follows:

Website URL Cost (£) Year Note
Ministry of Defence http://www.mod.uk/ 400,000 2005-06 Further enhancements to the site were made between June 2007 and April 2008 at a cost of £150,000
Royal Navy http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/ 270,000 2006 The Royal Navy corporate website was re-launched on 6 February 2006. An additional refresh was carried out in 2007 of the front page, RN live & Global operation at a cost of £110,000.
British Army http://www.army.mod.uk 266,500 2006-07 This is the first major redesign of the Army website since 1998. Launch is expected within the next few weeks.
Royal Air Force http ://www.raf.mod.uk/ 119,579 2006-07 The redesign project was conducted through the Central Office of Information

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