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Sure Start Programme: Internet

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of the Sure Start budget was spent on updating the Sure Start website in each year for which figures are available. (202835)

The Department spent £71,316 of the £1,329,016,000 Sure Start budget on updating the Sure Start website during the 2006-07 financial year. During the 2007-08 financial year the Department spent £82,834 of the £1,650,397,000 Sure Start budget on updating the website.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on updating the Sure Start website in each of the last five years. (202877)

The Department spent £55,375 on editorial resources and £15,941 on enhancing and developing the Sure Start website during 2006-07, so totalling £71,316 for that financial year. During 2007-08 the Department spent £63,305 on editorial resources and £19,529 on enhancing and developing the website, so totalling £82,834 for that financial year.

Disproportionate costs would be incurred in sourcing and supplying information prior to the 2006-07 financial year.