HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1168W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total annual cost of his Department's websites, including those of its agencies, was in the most recent year for which figures are available. [159518]

Mr. Rammell

For the past three years the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been implementing a major ICT infrastructure project to co-ordinate and host its global web presence. This includes a secure platform for launching and maintaining multiple websites: FCO website (www.fco.gov.uk), a new UK Visas website (www.ukVisas.gov.uk), separate websites for over 100 British missions worldwide, and a new portal site about the UK (www.i-uk.com). It will also host the UK G8 Presidency website next year. The total cost of the project is £10 million funded by the Treasury's Capital Modernisation Fund.

The Wilton Park Executive Agency (www.wiltonpark.org.uk) spent £26,720 on their website in 2003–4.

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