HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 cc527-8W
Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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. [119550]

Dr. Reid

Government websites are permitted to carry advertising but my Department has not yet decided whether to do so. Any development of the Scotland Office website will be within the framework of the e-government strategy for public sector websites.

No advertisements have appeared on the Scotland Office website, nor on the website of the former Scottish Office, so no revenue has been generated.

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