A Treasury spokeswoman apologsied after the Treasury site, which contained full details of Gordon Brown's statement, went offline due to high levels of demand. She said work was underway and it was hoped to have the site up again later this evening.The Treasury's attempts to put information online have been dogged by problems ever since the last Conservative governemnt first embraced the web. Budgets have regularly been followed by website crashes.Such is the lack of faith in the robustness of government servers that accountancy firms and the media still rely on a fleet of motorcyle couriers to collect budget documents from the Treasury. Today was no exeception with a scrum of messengers clad in everything from biking leathers to pinstripes rushing to collect green budget packs as soon as the chancellor finished his speech. Within seconds the packs were torn open and the details were on their way to offices across the country by mobile phone.
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