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Millbank Systems

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much funding the House of Commons Commission has provided to Millbank Systems in each of the last two years; and if he will make a statement. (261575)

The parliamentary service is engaged in providing greater electronic access for the public to parliamentary material and as part of this work it has developed digital access to historic Hansard data. Millbank Systems is the name used for the experimental web domain on which the historic Hansard digitisation content is being piloted. The cost of web hosting, which is funded by the Commons alone, was £2,500 in 2007-08 and will be £14,550 in 2008-09.