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Departmental Internet

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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) her Department and (y) its agencies since August 2005. (185523)

Current Ministers and special advisers have not created or amended any Wikipedia entries from IP addresses of special advisers or Ministers.

Departmental officials have created or amended factual entries that explain the role of the Department and the Executive Agencies. This has been done in accordance with the civil service code which states that civil servants should use resources only for the authorised public purposes for which they are provided and that civil servants should make sure public money and other resources are used properly and efficiently.

These links can be viewed at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_for_Transport

http://en.wikipddia.org/wiki/Highways_Agency

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_Standards_Agency

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driver_and_Vehicle_Licensing_Agency

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_and_Operator_Services_Agency

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_and_Coastguard_Agency

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_Certification_Agency