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Departmental Internet

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Solicitor-General (1) what redesigns of websites operated by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) its agency 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; (306173)

(2) what redesigns of websites operated by the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) date of completion of each such redesign was;

(3) what redesigns of websites operated by the Crown Prosecution Service 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;

(4) what redesigns of websites operated by the Serious Fraud Office 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.

The information requested for each Law Officers' Department is outlined.

There has only been one redesign of the sole website operated by Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office since it was established on 18 April 2005.

The total cost for the strategy and planning, design and build, hosting and infrastructure, content provision, testing and evaluation and staff costs for the site was £58,741.20. The redevelopment of the site was completed on 12 December 2008.

The Treasury Solicitor's Department Operates Websites for Bona Vacantia, the Treasury Solicitor's Dept and the Government Legal Service. Since 27 June 2007 the only website redesign has been for Bona Vacantia. The cost of the redesign was £42,598.75 with the redesign being completed and the website available for use on 41 February 2009.

The Crown Prosecution Service has redesigned its website once since 27 June 2007. The total cost of the redesign was £60,085 and the work was completed on 31 March 2009.

The Attorney-General's Office built new websites for both itself and the National Fraud Authority earlier this year, the combined cost of both sites was £59,184.

The Serious Fraud Office has redesigned its website on one occasion since 2007. The work began in February 2009 and the completed website was launched on 2 October 2009. The final cost was £113,309.

HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate has redesigned its whole website once since 27 June 2007. (i) There was no additional cost to the public purse as work was completed internally and was part of work stream anticipated for the publication team, (ii) The new website design was launched in March 2009.