Antisocial Behaviour: Internet

Home Department written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on the website www.respect.gov.uk in each month since its inception; what the budget for the website is for 2008-09; how many staff are employed to maintain the website; and how many unique visitors there were to the website in each month since its inception.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

The antisocial behaviour Respect website www.respect.gov.uk began in October 2006. In 2006-07, the expenditure on the website was £73,000 and in 2007-08 it was £118,000. The 2008-09 budget for the website is currently under review. The website is run on behalf of the Home Office by Broadcasting Support Services (BSS) who employ one member of staff to maintain the content on the website.

The number of unique visitors to the website each month for the period November 2006 to March 2008 is on the following table.

Monthly breakdown of unique visitors to the Respect Website
Unique visitors
2006
November 23,282
December 18,321
2007
January 31,214
February 32,061
March 35,002
April 32,903
May 41,523
June 34,647
July 31,589
August 30,546
September 32,055
October 33,347
November 33,620
December 23,270
2008
January 29,743
February 29,883
March 31,025

Total unique visitors for November 2006 to March 2008 is 524,031.

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