Departmental Internet

Defence written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott Shadow Secretary of State, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

The Ministry of Defence and armed forces collectively maintain four corporate websites. Expenditure on design consultancy cannot be separated from website redesign and implementation costs overall. Costs for redesign and implementation in the last three years, including design consultancy and other costs, are shown in the following table.

Website and URL Cost (£)
MOD corporate website: 2007-08 150,000
Royal Navy: 2007 110,000
British Army: 2008(1) 266,500
Royal Air Force: 2006-07 119,579
(1) The British Army website redesign launched on 30 May 2008; the redesign project launched in 2006 and preparatory design work was carried out between 2006 and 2008.

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