Departmental Internet

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Conservative, North East Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

(1) how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department and its predecessor have commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design;

(2) pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1293W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.

Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Schools)

The Department's main website homepage

www.dcsf.gov.uk and standard web page template have undergone four redesigns since 2005, as a result of changes to the Department's name and brand. The dates and costs of the redesigns, excluding VAT, are outlined in the following table.

Cost (£)
April 2007 6,300
July 2007 2,370
September 2008 0
June 2009 7,390

The cost of the September 2008 redesign was met from internal resource. The Department's intranet has had one redesign since 2005, and the total cost was £116,525.

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