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Rackspace

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 745W, on Rackspace, which of her Department's websites Rackspace was contracted to host between 2005 and 2008. (199662)

Rackspace were used by the Department during the development of a secure site to be used by the 38 safety camera partnerships operating within the National Safety Camera Programme for England and Wales. The work was, however, cancelled before completion following the Secretary of State's announcement on 15 December 2005 that the national programme was to cease on 31 March 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 745W, on Rackspace, what the value was of each contract awarded by her Department's predecessors and its agencies between 1999 and 2002. (199663)

Due to machinery of government changes that took place at the beginning of financial year 2002-03 the Department for Transport is unable to answer questions about contracts awarded by predecessor Departments without incurring disproportionate cost.