Departmental Internet

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 20th November 2008.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for which Government websites his Department is responsible; how many visitors each received in the last period for which figures are available; and what the cost of maintaining each site was in that period.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The Department's website is:

It received a total of 10,107,460 visits from 6,589,815 unique visitors in the period 01 April 2007 to 31 March 2008.

The main cost elements of its upkeep are:

The Rhythmyx content management system (CMS). The CMS is used by staff across the Department and cost £1,029,474.83 in 2007-08.

Provision and maintenance of the site's search engine facility by a third-party supplier, Open Objects. In 2007-08 this cost £15,784.21

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