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Departmental Publications

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance is issued to members of her Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if she will make a statement. (196747)

In pursuing Transformational Government’s objectives to rationalise the web presence of Government Departments, our aim is to ensure that any new departmental information published online is published on either the DfT/Executive Agency websites for corporate content; Directgov, for citizen-facing content; and Business Link, for business-facing content.

We publish material in accordance with cross-Government guidance on propriety and the Civil Service Code. In addition, our departmental intranet provides guidance on how to get content published on the website. This guidance sets out the steps involved, which include the need for ministerial approval and procedures for converting documents into HTML (in accordance with Government web guidelines).