Departmental Internet

Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government for which Government websites her 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 Hazel Blears Hazel Blears The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

For information relating to costs and visitors relating to the Department's main website:

www.communities.gov.uk

I refer the right hon. Member to the answers given by Mr. Heald on 3 November 2008, Hansard, column 119W.

In addition, during the period April 2007 to March 2008, the Department maintained the websites tabled as follows:

Website 2007-08 cost (£) 2007-08 total visitors
www.cleanersafergreener.gov.uk 14,200.00 43,442
www.homeinformationpacks.gov.uk 72,295.00 (1)
www.mcisproject.co.uk 846.00 1,112
www.iggi.gov.uk 264.00 23,284
www.tesaproject.co.uk 846.00 46,593
www.xoq83.dial.pipex.com 165.00 (1)
www.nlud.org.uk 376.00 (1)
www.spkweb.org.uk 14,100.00 177,481
www.planningportal.gov.uk 1,332,868.00 2,504,876
www.spdirectory.org.uk 414,230.00 (1)
www.info41ocal.gov.uk (1) 596,056
(1) Not held in the format requested.

In line with the Government's Transformational Government Strategy to reduce the number of Government websites, some sites closed during the period in question. These sites are not included in the table. Where information is not held in the format required for the period in question, it could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

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