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Departmental Internet

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 866W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign. (321929)

The Department relaunched its corporate website:

www.dh.gov.uk

on 10 February 2008 following a project to redesign the site and restructure the content. The total cost of the redesign and implementation project was £513,000. This includes user research, visual and template design, content review and restructure, technical build, test and deployment, and testing.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department has commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design. (321987)

The Department has an intranet site. Since 2005 there have been two redesigns commissioned.

In 2006 the design costs were £43,000.

In 2008-2009 the design costs were £26,576.