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Departmental Internet

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Wikipedia entries have been (a) created and (b) amended (i) by (A) special advisers, (B) Ministers and (C) communications officials and (ii) from IP addresses of (1) special advisers, (2) Ministers and (3) communications officials in (x) his Department and (y) its agencies since August 2005. (185529)

We are aware of the following 13 Wikipedia entries being amended by communications officials in the MOD or its agencies in the course of their official duties since August 2005:

20th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom)

Commander-in-Chief Fleet

Defence Equipment and Support

Defence Logistic Organisation

Defence Procurement Agency

Electronic Chart Display and Information System

Falklands Conflict

Human rights in post-invasion Iraq

Iraq: Transition to Provincial Iraqi Control

Met Office

Operation Sinbad

RAF High Wycombe

Warship Support Agency

All amendments were made to correct factual inaccuracies and in line with the civil service code. We are not aware of any entries being created by communications officials, created or amended by special advisers or Ministers.

Information on IP addresses is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.