HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c557W
Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security 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. [119545]

Angela Eagle

This Department's policy is to follow the guidance on advertising given in the Framework policy and guidelines for the use, management and design of public sector websites, laid down by CITU (Central Information Technology Unit).

This Department does not presently carry advertising on its websites.

The Appeals Service, which is one of the Department's Agencies, does have a list of links to commercial legal sites which are considered most useful to those that may use the site but these links are not there on a basis of any commercial agreement.