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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why the web page of the Office of Public Sector Information relating to UK statutory instruments which apply exclusively or primarily to Northern Ireland has not been updated since 24 April 2006. (108267)

The interim navigation page for Acts of the UK Parliament and UK statutory instruments which apply exclusively or primarily to Northern Ireland (http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/northernireland/ni-actsi.htm) is generally updated annually with the addition of a new year. It was updated on 24 April to reflect general changes made to the website otherwise it would not be due for updating until the first title is published during 2007. Northern Ireland statutory instruments for the current year are listed on the page UK statutory instruments which apply exclusively or primarily to Northern Ireland for 2006 (http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/northernireland/ni-si06.htm). This page was last updated on 21 November 2006.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why the web page of the Office of Public Sector Information on 2005 statutory instruments relating exclusively or primarily to Northern Ireland has not been working; and if she will make a statement. (108268)

The supplementary menu page on the OPSI website for UK statutory instruments which apply exclusively or primarily to Northern Irelandfor 2005 (http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/northernireland/ni-si05.htm) contained some broken links. These have now been corrected. No other pages were affected. Despite this, all the statutory instruments listed on this page were available to the public through the main statutory instrument navigation scheme, links from external websites, via the site’s search facility and directly through deep linking from external search engines. These would be the main route used by most users of the website so few users would have been inconvenienced by the fault. On average the page concerned is being viewed less than four times per day.