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Departmental Internet

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the public purse and (ii) date of completion of each such redesign was. (306158)

Tables have been placed in the Libraries of the House showing a list of websites currently operated by the Department for Transport and its agencies who have undertaken a redesign since 27 June 2007; the cost of the redesign and subsequent date of completion. Costs provided are those incurred by external suppliers and do not include internal staff costs. To provide internal staff costs would incur disproportionate costs.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what redesigns of websites operated by the Office of Rail Regulation have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) date of completion of each such redesign was. (306212)

The independent Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) redesigned their intranet and website during 2007-08. The total cost for the redesign of both was £107,169, including consultancy fees, costs of external suppliers involved in the redesign and provision of specialist IT equipment to deliver the project. The updated intranet and website went live on 10 November 2008.