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Publications: Internet

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission at what times on each sitting day (a) the Official Report, (b) the Summary Agenda and Order of Business, (c) Future Business, (d) Votes and Proceedings, (e) Early Day Motions and (f) Questions for Oral or Written Answer (The Questions Book) are planned to be placed on the parliamentary (i) intranet and (ii) website; on what occasions in the last three months each has been late; for what reasons in each case; what steps the Commission is taking to ensure these items are available electronically in a timely manner; and if he will make a statement. (268438)

Target upload times are the same for intranet and internet versions of parliamentary publications. Target upload times are as follows:

Publication

Target upload times

Official Report:

Daily Part

8 am

Public Bill Committees

12.30 pm

Chamber and Westminster Hall (Today in the Commons)

3 to 4 hours after delivery of speeches in the Chamber or Westminster Hall, reducing to 2 to 3 hours on the rising of the House

Summary Agenda/Order of Business

7.30 am

Future Business

7.30 am

Votes and Proceedings

8.30 am

Early Day Motions

Between 7.30 and 8 am

Question Books Parts 1 and 2

9.30 am

In the period January to March 2009, the following items have been uploaded late:

Publication

Number of occasions of late uploading

Official Report:

Daily Part

3

Chamber and Westminster Hall (Today in the Commons)

2

Summary Agenda/Order of Business

1

Votes and Proceedings

6

Early Day Motions

3

Question Books Part 2

3

Full information on the reason in each case for late uploading is not recorded. Delays have occurred in part because of the need to amend links or to amend and reload files. Upload times are monitored to ensure timely publication on the intranet and internet and to ensure that publication difficulties are resolved.

In addition to the publications listed, regular updates are made to other parliamentary intranet and internet pages. These include the following:

Announcements of ministerial statements - hourly uploads from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Business statement—an hour after the end of the statement

Announcements of Select Committee evidence sessions—usually by 5 pm Thursday

Announcements of General Committees—by 5 pm Wednesday and updated where necessary by 5 pm Thursday

Updates to Today's business on www.parliament.uk are published at midnight. This section also links to the parliamentary calendar, which shows daily business in the Chamber, Westminster Hall and Select and General Committees. Latest news on:

www.parliament.uk

is updated daily and updates can be published hourly from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm and at midnight.