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Departments: Internet

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to his Department was of the Act on CO2 website. (128591)

The cost of the design and production of the Department’s Act On CO2 micro-site was £110,270. The site is an integral part of the Act On CO2 campaign and all the advertising directs consumers to the site.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on its revised website launched in February 2007. (128593)

The new DFT website was launched on 26 January this year. A new Content Management System has been implemented and the project costs are £1.5 million.

These costs include accessibility and usability testing; design of a new information architecture based on user feedback and testing; development of a new visual design; the design and build of the system; migration of content; and the purchase of an enterprise software licence. The enterprise software licence allows the Department to migrate other DFT sites to the same Content Management System without incurring further licence costs. This will help to reduce hosting and maintenance costs across the Department.