Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (421)

Seán Kyne

Question:

421. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if strong consideration might be given to the creation of a standard template on which Government, departmental and local authority websites would be based, because of the way such a measure would facilitate greater ease of access, information search and retrieval functionality and a higher take up of e-service provision as well as providing employment for those skilled in the web-technology section of the ICT sector. [32227/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Bill McCluggage, took up his appointment on 10 June and is currently assessing what is required to build on progress in ensuring that ICT-enabled change is delivered across the Public Service. This includes examining all aspects of eGovernment including opportunities to further enhance the provision of digital online services and the take-up of those services. It also includes examining options for the consolidation of web sites and standardisation, where feasible.