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Border and Immigration Agency: Finance

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the total cost was of establishing the Immigration and Nationality Directorate as the Border and Immigration Agency; (149764)

(2) what the cost was of redesigning the Immigration and Nationality Directorate website, www.ind.homeoffice. gov.uk, for the new Border and Immigration Agency; and whether external consultants were involved in the redesign.

The transition to Agency status of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate is a continuing project. It is expected that the transition to shadow Agency status will be delivered within the current resources available to the Department.

The redesign of the website www.bia.homeoffice. gov.uk did not incur any extra costs as the work was done by an in-house developer.