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Departmental Internet

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure his Department incurred on its website in the latest period for which figures are available; and how many people visited the website in that period.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Figures for website costs and usage for the BIS website ( were recently submitted to the Central Office of Information. They cover the 2010-11 financial year.

Non-staff costs were £372,506. Staff costs for 9.1 full-time equivalents were £263,203, making the total cost £635,709. During this period the content of 12 BIS partner organisation websites was converged onto the BIS web publishing platform, contributing to the costs reported here.

The site received 3,681,576 unique visitors, who made 6,030,197 visits, resulting in 21,795,586 page views.

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