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Departmental Internet

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of her departmental website. (200030)

The new Department for Transport (DFT) website was launched on 26 January 2007. A new content management system was implemented and the project costs were £1.5 million.

These costs covered accessibility and usability testing; design of a new information architecture based on user feedback and testing; development of a new visual design; the design and build of the system; migration of content; and the purchase of an enterprise software licence. The enterprise software licence allows the Department to migrate other DFT sites to the same content management system without incurring further licence costs. This will help to reduce hosting and maintenance costs across the Department.