Departmental Internet

Scotland written question – answered on 24th 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 Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Ann McKechin Ann McKechin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Between April 2007 and March 2008, the Scotland Office web-site received 94,714 visitors. During this period, the cost of hosting the site was £550 and the cost of routine maintenance was £2,440.

The Scotland Office sponsors the Boundary Commission for Scotland which runs its own website. Between April 2007 and March 2008, that website received 686,342 page hits. The number of visitors is not separately recorded. During this period, the cost of running the site was £1,320. Routine maintenance is carried out internally, and associated staff costs are not collected separately.

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