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Departmental Websites

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus staff were involved in administering the Jobcentre Plus website in each of the last 24 months. (118785)

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) e-Communications team is responsible for the administration of the Jobcentre Plus website. No Jobcentre Plus staff are involved in the administration of the site.

The information on the number of DWP e-Communications staff administering the website since February 2005 is in the following table.

Number of staff

2005

February

7

March

7

April

7

May

7

June

7

July

7

August

7

September

7

October

7

November

7

December

7

2006

January

7

February

7

March

7

April

8

May

8

June

8

July

8

August

8

September

8

October

8

November

8

December

8

2007

January

8

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what target he has set for Jobcentre Plus website user visits for 2006-07. (118787)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Lesley Strathie. I have asked her to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Lesley Strathie:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking what targets are set for Jobcentre Plus website user visits for 2006-07. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The Jobcentre Plus website does not have targets to increase visitors, nor to achieve a set target of user visits to the website. Jobcentre Plus does, however, encourage visitors by ensuring the website address is included in all of its marketing activity.

I hope this is helpful.