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Departmental Internet

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which websites are operated by his Department in addition to its main website; and what the operating budget for those websites is. (251405)

In addition to the main website

www.fco.gov.uk

the FCO operates the following websites on its corporate web platform:

Website

Language

britishembassyinIreland.fco.gov.uk

English

emedia-secure.fco.gov.uk

(best practice website for staff)

foi.fco.gov.uk

English

ukeu.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinafghanistan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinalbania.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinalbania.fco.gov.uk

Albanian

ukinalgeria.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinalgeria.fco.gov.uk

French

ukinangola.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinangola.fco.gov.uk

Portuguese

ukinargentina.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinargentina.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinarmenia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinarmenia.fco.gov.uk

Armenian

ukinaustralia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinaustria.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinazerbaijan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinazerbaijan.fco.gov.uk

Azeri

ukinbahrain.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbangladesh.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbangladesh.fco.gov.uk

Bangla

ukinbarbados.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbelaras.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbelarus.fco.gov.uk

Belarussian

ukinbelgium.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbelgium.fco.gov.uk

French

ukinbelgium.fco.gov.uk

Dutch

ukinbelize.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbermuda.fco.gov.uk

(demo website)

ukinbih.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbolivia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbolivia.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinbotswana.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbrazil.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbrazil.fco.gov.uk

Portuguese

ukinbrunei.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbrunei.fco.gov.uk

Malay

ukinbulgaria.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbulgaria.fco.gov.uk

Bulgarian

ukinburma.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinbvi.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincambodia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincameroon.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincameroon.fco.gov.uk

French

ukincanada.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincanada.fco.gov.uk

French

ukincayman.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinchile.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinchile.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinchina.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinchina.fco.gov.uk

Chinese

ukincolombia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincolombia.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukincostarica.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincostarica.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukincroatia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincuba.fco.gov.uk

English

ukincuba.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukincyprus.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinczechrepublic.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinczechrepublic.fco.gov.uk

Czech

ukindenmark.fco.gov.uk

English

ukindenmark.fco.gov.uk

Danish

ukindominicanrepublic.fco.gov.uk

English

ukindominicanrepublic.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinecuador.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinecuador.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinegypt.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinegypt.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinestonia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinestonia.fco.gov.uk

Estonia

ukinethiopia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinfiji.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinfinland.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinfinland.fco.gov.uk

Finnish

ukinfinland.fco.gov.uk

Swedish

ukinfrance.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinfrance.fco.gov.uk

French

ukingambia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukingeorgia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukingermany.fco.gov.uk

English

ukingermany.fco.gov.uk

German

ukinghana.fco.gov.uk

English

ukingreece.fco.gov.uk

English

ukingreece.fco.gov.uk

Greek

ukinguatemala.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinguyana.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinholysee.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk

Chinese

ukinhungary.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinhungary.fco.gov.uk

Hungarian

ukiniceland.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinindia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinindonesia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukiniran.fco.gov.uk

English

ukiniran.fco.gov.uk

Farsi

ukiniraq.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinisrael.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinisrael.fco.gov.uk

Hebrew

ukinitaly.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinitaly.fco.gov.uk

Italian

ukinjamaica.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinjapan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinjapan.fco.gov.uk

Japanese

ukinjerusalem.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinjerusalem.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinjordan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinjordan.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinkenya.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinkorea.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinkorea.fco.gov.uk

Korean

ukinkosovo.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinkuwait.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinkz.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinkz.fco.gov.uk

Russian

ukinlatvia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinlatvia.fco.gov.uk

Latvian

ukinlebanon.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinlebanon.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinlibya.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinlibya.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinlithuania.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinlithuania.fco.gov.uk

Lithuanian

ukinluxembourg.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmacedonia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmalawi.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmalaysia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmalta.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmauritius.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmexico.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmexico.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinmoldova.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmoldova.fco.gov.uk

Romanian

ukinmoldova.fco.gov.uk

Russian

ukinmongolia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmontenegro.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmorocco.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmorocco.fco.gov.uk

French

ukinmozambique.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinmozambique.fco.gov.uk

Portuguese

ukinnamibia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinnepal.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinnewzealand.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinnigeria.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinnl.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinnorway.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinoman.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinoman.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinpakistan.fco.gov.uk

Urdu

ukinpanama.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinpanama.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinperu.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinperu.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinpng.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinpoland.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinpoland.fco.gov.uk

Polish

ukinportugal.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinportugal.fco.gov.uk

Portuguese

ukinqatar.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinqatar.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinromania.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinromania.fco.gov.uk

Romanian

ukinrussia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinrussia.fco.gov.uk

Russian

ukinrwanda.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsaudiarabia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsaudiarabia.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinsenegal.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsenegal.fco.gov.uk

French

ukinserbia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinserbia.fco.gov.uk

Serbian

ukinseychelles.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsierraleone.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsingapore.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinslovakia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinslovenia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsouthafrica.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinspain.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinspain.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinsrilanka.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsudan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsudan.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinsweden.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinswitzerland.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinsyria.fco.gov.uk

English

ukintaiwan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukintaiwan.fco.gov.uk

Chinese

ukintajikistan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukintajikistan.fco.gov.uk

Russian

ukintanzania.fco.gov.uk

English

ukintanzania.fco.gov.uk

Swedish

ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk

Thai

ukinthephilippines.fco.gov.uk

English

ukintrinidadandtobago.fco.gov.uk

English

ukintunisia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukintunisia.fco.gov.uk

French

ukinturkey.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinturkey.fco.gov.uk

Turkish'

ukinturkmenistan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinturkmenistan.fco.gov.uk

Russian

ukinturkmenistan.fco.gov.uk

Turkmen

ukinuae.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinuganda.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinukraine.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinukraine.fco.gov.uk

Ukrainian

ukinun.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinuruguay.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinuruguay.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinusa.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinuzbekistan.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinuzbekistan.fco.gov.uk

Russian

ukinvenezuela.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinvenezuela.fco.gov.uk

Spanish

ukinvietnam.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinvietnam.fco.gov.uk

Vietnamese

ukinyemen.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinyemen.fco.gov.uk

Arabic

ukinzambia.fco.gov.uk

English

ukinzimbabwe.fco.gov.uk

English

uknato.fco.gov.uk

English

ukoecd.fco.gov.uk

English

ukun.fco.gov.uk

English

ukunarmscontrol.fco.gov.uk

English

ukungeneva.fco.gov.uk

English

www.fco.gov.uk/ar

Arabic

www.fco.gov.uk/ur

Urdu

www.ukvisas.gov.uk

English

www.londonsummit.gov.uk

English

I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 1043W, which gives details on the costs of maintaining these sites. The cost of maintaining our 232 departmental websites on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)'s previous web platform in 2007-08 was approximately £870,000. The cost of maintaining the 240 departmental websites on the FCO's new web platform in 2008-09 is expected to be £1,386,000. These figures cover hosting and support costs, but are not directly comparable because of the extensive changes in the way the web platform is managed in 2008-09, compared to 2007-08. The costs do not include staff time spent updating the website.