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Departmental Internet

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what redesigns of websites operated by his Department there have been since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) date of completion of each such redesign was. (306169)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) was established on 28 June 2007. The corporate website homepage and page header ( was updated to reflect the new Department at no additional cost.

A refresh of the corporate website homepage was completed in August 2008, at a cost of £2,111. A further redesign was completed in May 2009 at a cost of £5278.

The migration of all content from three individual sites (Local Authorities, Sure Start and Every Child Matters) into the current ECM service—

was completed in May 2009. This involved a complete redesign of the content and the development of a new part of the corporate site at a cost of £265,038 (including VAT).