Dear Sir or Madam,
On the website of the Department of Children, Schools and Families ( http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/ ) it states the following: "The purpose of the Department for Children, Schools and Families is to make this the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up."
Previously this mission statement read: "The purpose of the Department for Children, Schools and Families is to make England the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up." ( http://web.archive.org/web/2008061007503... )
On whose authority was the word 'England' replaced with the word 'this', and why was this change made?
Thank you for your email of 11 November asking why the word 'England' has
been replaced with the word 'this' on the Department's website.
You made your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. As you
are not seeking access to recorded information I have not dealt with your
request as a Freedom of Information request.
The Department's overall purpose was set out in the Children's Plan,
published in December 2007. In that document the Secretary of State made
clear that `our aim is to make this the best place in the world for our
children and young people to grow up.' The words set out on the home page
of our website are intended as a close match to the original expression,
and were adjusted as part of routine editing of the website.
Public Communications Unit
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