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Sure Start Programme: Internet

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 1 May 2008, Official Report, column 707W, on Sure Start programme: internet, what proportion of expenditure on updating the Sure Start website was attributable to staff salaries in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and how many staff are employed to update the website. (204781)

A contracted editorial resource was used, at the cost of £55,375 for 2006-07 and £63,305 for 2007-08, to provide editorial services and to update the Sure Start website. None of these costs were attributable to civil service staff salaries, however there are civil service salary costs for the project management of the Sure Start website. The proportion of time spent by two civil servants managing the Sure Start website equates to no more than £22,535 for 2006-07 and the same for 2007-08.