HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc921-2W
Mr. David Shaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the work his Department has carried out in the last 12 months in making 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. [34678]

Mr. Bowis

A selection of departmental information sources have been made available on the Government world wide web server—"http://www.open.gov.uk./doh/dhhome.htm"—since 20 June, including details of its strategic aims and objectives, national health service developments, departmental publications, progress on "The Health of the Nation" initiative and telephone inquiry services. These Internet home pages, currently under trial for six months, are being revised as new information becomes available. Following the end of the trial, a decision will be taken on whether to extend the current range of information services made available over the Internet.