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Departmental Internet

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on developing the ‘Build your PlaySpace’ on the departmental website; and if he will make a statement. (217673)

The Department developed the ‘Build your PlaySpace’ interactive tool to engage children and young people in the fair play consultation in a fun and interactive way. The tool is one strand of a wider consultation strategy that includes an activity poster/competition for children and young people, live events to encourage local dialogue with children, young people, their families and practitioners and written consultation.

The cost of developing the ‘Build your PlaySpace’ tool was £50,000 plus VAT.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people have used the ‘Build your PlaySpace’ on his Department's website; and if he will make a statement. (217674)

The Department developed the ‘Build your PlaySpace’ interactive tool to engage children and young people in the fair play consultation in a fun and interactive way. The tool is one strand of a wider consultation strategy that includes an activity poster/competition for children and young people, live events to encourage local dialogue with children, young people, their families and practitioners and written consultation.

The number of people who have used the ‘Build your PlaySpace’ tool as at 16 July 2008 is 9,286. The interactive tool will be available until 18 August 2008.