Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e) testing and evaluation for her Department's websites in each of the last three years; and what budget has been allocated for such activities in 2009-10. 
An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 8 March 2010. The original reply did not reflect the correct position in relation to the management of the following websites: The Pensions Advisory Service, The Pensions Ombudsman, The Pension Protection Fund, The Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman, The Pensions Regulator, Now Let's Talk Money, Independent Living Funds, Personal Accounts Delivery Authority, NDDP Job Broker Search, Working for Health, Remploy, Health and Safety Executive and Directgov. While these bodies are all sponsored by DWP, their websites are currently managed independently.
The Pension Service (this site closed September 2009)
Child Support Agency
Office for Disability Issues
European Social Fund
Ethnic Minority Employment Task Force
Industrial Injuries Advisory Council
Social Security Advisory Committee
Independent Case Examiner
Ongoing creation, development and maintenance of websites managed by the Department is mainly carried out by the Department's own in-house digital media team and in-house maintenance team. It is not possible for us to extract and quantify previous or forecast costs for all the categories requested, in particular strategy and content provision, because in most cases staff working across these areas are engaged in more than one role and/or website. Similarly, our hosting and infrastructure costs form part of a wider departmental IT contract.
We can provide figures for the redevelopment of the DWP website and the Office for Disability Issues website as we ran separate projects with separate budgets within the last three years. The costs quoted are for design and build work only and are not an annual cost.
We are working with Cabinet Office to implement a standardised method for quantifying website costs across Government in line with Central Office of Information guidelines. This is in response to a Public Accounts Committee recommendation. These costs will be available from April 2010 onwards as per the timetable.