§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the work his Department has carried out in the last 12 months in making 885W information about his Department available to the public via the Government world wide web server known as www.open.gov.uk and his plans and policies to make additional and new information available electronically on the server in the next 12 months.
§ Mr. Norris
My Department is currently investigating the use of the Government "World Wide Web" server, particularly in relation to publication of the Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Agency and marine accident investigation branch. Recourse to interactive online publishing services such as the "World Wide Web" is one of the components of my Department's publishing strategy under the TIPS programme—transport information publishing services—which was advertised in theOfficial Journal in November of last year and for which procurement action is now under way.