Departmental Internet

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 26th November 2008.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for which Government websites his Department is responsible; how many visitors each has received since his Department's creation; and what the cost of maintaining each site was in that period.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State, Department for Energy and Climate Change

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which was formed on 3 October 2008. Negotiations with BERR and DEFRA on the machinery of government changes are ongoing. Website arrangements for DECC functions will be determined once negotiations are complete. In the interim, the DECC website ( is currently hosted on the DEFRA internet platform. Websites for Energy and Climate Change issues continue, for the present, to be hosted on the BERR and DEFRA internet platforms respectively, as they were prior to the formation of DECC. As such, DECC has not incurred any costs, separate from those incurred by BERR and DEFRA, for site maintenance. It has not been possible to separate the number of visitors to the DECC website from the total number of visitors to websites on the DEFRA internet platform.

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