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Departmental Websites

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many websites there are within her responsibilities; and what the total cost of maintaining such websites was in the last year for which figures are available. (79061)

The websites operated by the Department for Communities and Local Government are as listed:

www.communities.gov.uk

www.neighbourhood.gov.uk

www.firekills.gov.uk (fire safety campaigns)

www.bvpi.gov.uk (best value performance indicators)

www.frsonline.fire.gov.uk

www.spkweb.org.uk (supporting people programme)

http://www.gos.gov.uk/national/ (Government office for the regions)

www.localegov.gov.uk

www.homeinformationpacks.gov.uk

www.info4local.gov.uk

www.togetherwecan.info

www.xoq83.dial.pipex.com (local government pension scheme)

www.renewal.net

www.cleanersafergreener.gov.uk

www.iggi.gov.uk (intra governmental geographic information)

www.planningportal.gov.uk

www.futureleadership.gov.uk

www.spdirectory.org.uk (supporting people directory of services)

www.nlud.org.uk (national land use directory)

www.firesafetytoolbox.org.uk

www.firelink.org.uk

www.localvisionforum.net

www.bmespark.org.uk (black minority ethnic supporting people)

www.womenandequalityunit.gov.uk

The annual cost of maintaining the listed websites is £2,396,972. 90 per cent. of this cost comes from DCLG's six major websites, primarily the award-winning Planning Portal, which provides online planning applications services integrated into local authorities:

Website

Annual cost (£)

www.planningportal.gov.uk

1,200,000

www.spdirectory.org.uk/

328,000

www.communities.gov.uk

150,408

http://www.gos.gov.uk/national

194,834

www.info41ocal.gov.uk

145,866

www.renewal.net

136,800