HC Deb 25 March 2002 vol 382 c733W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the items of material which have been removed from the Treasury website in each of the last four years. [36799]

Ruth Kelly

[holding answer 25 February 2002]: The Treasury's website www.hm-treasury.gov.uk currently contains more than 3,000 pages. Pages are frequently updated with certain sections of the site, such as the economic data and careers areas, being changed on a weekly basis.

The website was relaunched in November 2001 to provide the Treasury with a more robust, better organised and searchable platform for its website. At that time, the opportunity was taken to remove a number of older documents, including files relating to the previous administration. Material removed at that time included expenditure reviews, press releases from 1994 to 1996 and older budget and spending review information. However, as a consequence of the relaunch, the site is significantly more robust and, with its search engine and simple navigational structure, documents are now easier to access and read.

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