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Departmental Internet

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors his Department's website received in 2008-09. (301843)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what redesigns of websites held by his Department have taken place since 27 June 2007; what the cost to the public purse was of each redesign; and when each redesign was conducted. (305953)

The Scotland Office and the Office of the Advocate-General jointly tendered for the redevelopment of both their websites in 2008. We went through a competitive tendering process following the principles of Government procurement. The cost for both websites was £12,880 plus VAT.

The redevelopment of the sites includes a comprehensive in-house content management system which represents considerable value for money and costs savings for both offices, both now and in the future.