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Anti-Terrorism Website

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) set-up and (b) running costs are of his Department's anti-terrorism website. [109512]

The anti-terrorism site (www.homeoffice.gov.uk/terrorism) is a part of the core Home Office website and the running costs are met from the existing budget for running the main website. Costs directly associated with setting up these pages are:

  • 1. Copy-writing services: £3,150
  • 2. Template design: £1,410
  • The site had 275,000 page impressions during March and April. A service guaranteeing resilience of the servers in the event of increased traffic or security breaches was also procured at a cost of £30,000 per annum. Although this has been put in place to protect the site as a whole in accordance with security requirements, its implementation was timed to tie in with the launch of the anti-terrorism site in order to ensure that the site would cope with the large volume of traffic.