Departmental Internet

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 25th 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 Innovation, Universities and Skills 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 Siôn Simon Siôn Simon Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills was created in June 2007. The current website was created in October 2007 and no visitor figures prior to October 2007 are available. The cost of maintaining the Department's corporate site was £104,336 in 2007-08 with 494,596 unique visitors to the site October 2007-March 2008.

The following websites became the responsibility of the Department in June 2007 and their visitor figures and maintenance costs for the full 2007-08 period are available.

Unique visitors to site 2007-08 Costs of maintaining the site 2007-08 (£)
The Intellectual Property Office (www.ipo.gov.uk) 2,412,300 130,858
RoHS Enforcement (www.rohs.gov.uk) 485,593 9,261
Foresight (www.foresight.gov.uk) 124,276 78,576
The National Weights and Measures Laboratory (www.nwml.gov.uk) 270,628 12,791
www.innovation.gov.uk 72,280 26,000
British National Science Centre (www.bnsc.gov.uk) (1)
(1) Full data not available

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