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Departmental Websites

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many websites there are within his responsibilities; and what the total cost of maintaining such websites was in the last year for which figures are available. (79058)

As of 19 June 2006, the Home Office operates 41 websites. This does not include approximately 20 non-departmental public body (NDPB) sites, which are affiliated with, but independent of the Home Office. The core Home Office website also has a number of sub-domains, such as, which act as portal sites for practitioners around policy issues. The Home Office does not keep a central record of costs for all departmental websites, and would not be able to collect this information without incurring disproportionate cost.