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Departmental Internet

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many new websites have been published by (a) her Department and (b) its executive agencies and their subsidiaries since her Department announced its website rationalisation process; (163302)

(2) which websites are run by (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies, listed by the order in which they went live;

(3) which websites run by (a) her Department and (b) its executive agencies are live but are no longer updated.

The website rationalisation exercise, which forms part of the Government's Transformational Government agenda, proposed a moratorium on the creation of new websites. The Department's policy is to adhere to that position.

There are currently 80 sites across the Department, its executive agencies and subsidiaries, 74 of which have been identified for closure. To clarify the exact date on which each of these sites was published and to clarify whether information has been published recently on each of these sites, would require dialogue with each website owner and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Following is a full list of the Department’s and executive agencies’ websites.

Department/executive agency


About Transport Direct1


Arrive Alive1

Bus Priority Resource Pack1

Car Fuel Data1



Dartford River Crossing1

Department for Transport

DfT Matrix1

DPTAC e-community1

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency1

Driving Standards Agency1


DSA IRDT Instructor Services1

DSA Practical test booking1

DSA Theory test bookings1

DVLA Online1

DVLA Personalised Registrations1

DVO Group (Driver, Vehicle and Operator Group) e-Community1

Electronic Service Delivery of Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) 1


Freight best practice1

Government Car and Despatch Agency1

HA Car Share1

HA Environmental Management System (HAEMS) 1

No longer planned

HA EU Watch1


HA Guide to freight1


Halogen demo1

Halogen demo1

Heavy Goods Vehicle1


Highway Code1

Highways Agency1

ITS Radar1

M25 sphere1

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MOT info1

Non-executive director job ad1

ODS Databank1


Pass Plus1

Payroll Services e-Community1

Primary School Teaching Resource1

Property review group (BRBR) 1

Realtime Traffic Info1

Research Compendium1

Research Database1

Road Safety Resources database1

School Lesson Plans Database1

Secondary School Teaching Resource1

Standards for Highways1

Sustainable School Travel Database1

The Academy1

The Red Ensign Group

Theory Tests1


THINK! Seat belts1

Traffic England1

Traffic Map1

Traffic Officer Recruitment1

Traffic radio1

Transec (Transport Security) e-Community1

Transport Direct

Transport Office1

TSS Plans Registry1

UK Search and Rescue1

UK Ship Register

UTMC: Urban Traffic Management and control1


Vehicle Licensing Online1

Vehicle Licensing Online ( 1

Video Information Highway1

VOSA Corporate site1

Water Freight Grant Environmental Benefit Calculator1

WebDAS (Departures from Standards)—Planned1

Not yet launched

WebTAG: Transport Analysis Guidance1

What if? 1

1 Either closed or identified for closure