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Departments: Marketing

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) what the cost was of designing, procuring and installing new signage for her Department in all buildings; (140021)

(2) how much her Department has spent on stationery featuring her new Department's name and logo;

(3) how much her Department has spent on business cards featuring her new Department's name and logo;

(4) if she will list all items in her Department branded with ‘Ministry of Justice’; and what the total cost has been of producing these items.

Costs incurred by the Department for Constitutional Affairs up to 9 May 2007 in relation to the setting up of the Ministry of Justice are estimated at £1.5 million. These costs mainly relate to IT and estate changes to ensure the new Ministry can operate effectively. Additional costs arising from the integration of the various activities that constitute the new Ministry will be incurred after 9 May.

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the cost of setting up her Department’s new website was. (140022)

The cost of setting up www.justice.gov.uk was £21,458. These costs exclude ongoing web hosting arrangements and staffing costs. Most of the work was completed in house by the existing Ministry of Justice web team.