HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c498W
Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's policy is on(a) advertising and (b) acknowledging company sponsorship on the websites of his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies; which companies (i) have placed advertisements and (ii) are acknowledged as sponsors on those websites; how much revenue has been received for each financial year since 1997 from such advertisements and sponsorship; and if that revenue has been retained within the budget of his Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies. [119553]

Mr. Chris Smith

My Department's policy on website advertising is in accordance with that set out in the Framework policy and guidelines for the use, management and design of public sector websites, which forms part of the e-government strategy.

My Department's policy on website sponsorship is the same as that which applies to any other form of Departmental publication.

No advertisements have appeared on the Departmental or agency websites in the period mentioned. Nor have any website sponsorship arrangements been entered into.

Information on the non-departmental public body sites could be provided only at disproportionate cost.