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Departments: Internet

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for which Government websites he is responsible; how many visitors each received in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the cost (a) was of establishing and (b) has been of maintaining each site. (135733)

The costs for maintaining DEFRA’s website (www.defra.gov.uk) are estimated to be £243,561 for this financial year.

Available data on the visitors to websites which are the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, are set out in the following table. Costs for establishing and maintaining these sites are not available without incurring disproportionate cost.

As part of the Transformational Government web rationalisation process, DEFRA is currently reviewing all its websites. Over time, content will be rationalised and where appropriate moved to Directgov and Business Link. A number of the current websites will close.

URL

Number of unique visitors per month (collated July 2006)

www.defra.gov.uk

379,000

Domains operated by core DEFRA

www.airquality.co.uk

20,000

www.bseinquiry.gov.uk/

No data

www.climatechallenge.gov.uk

No data

www.dwi.gov.uk/

23,000

www.eca-water.gov.uk

3,350

www.forwardfarming.org.uk

No data

www.gmsciencedebate.org.uk

3,000

www.GVS.gov.uk

1,358

www.lagmsupport.org.uk

No data

www.mceu.gov.uk

3,000

www.naei.co.uk

No data

www.nationalfallenstock.co.uk

No data

www.noisemapping.org

No data

www.partnersforwater.org

No data

www.pece.co.uk

606

www.sustainable-development.gov.uk

23,000

www.ukmab.org.uk

No data

www.uksocialdeprivation.aeat.com

No data

www.smokecontrolareas.co.uk

No data

www.ukswedensustainability.org

No data

DEFRA’s Executive agencies

www.bcms.gov.uk

153,000

www.cefas.co.uk

No data

www.csi.gov.uk

No data

www.efishbusiness.co.uk

No data

www.gds.gov.uk

No data

www.mfa.gov.uk

No data

www.pesticides.gov.uk

11,792

www.rpa.gov.uk

17,646

www.svs.gov.uk/

No data

www.vla.gov.uk

12,000

www.vmd.gov.uk

5,000

DEFRA’s advisory NDPBs

www.fawc.org.uk

8,647

www.nbu.ac.uk/negtap/

No data

www.rcep.org.uk

No data

www.sd-commission.org.uk

10,000

www.seac.gov.uk

1,291

www.vet-residues-committee.gov.uk

5,000

www.vpc.gov.uk

No data

DEFRA’s Executive NDPBs

www.ccwater.org.uk

No data

www.environment-aqency.gov.uk

351,796

www.foodfrombritain.com

11,064

www.gla.gov.uk

No data

www.kew.org

No data

www-plantcultures.org

No data

www.nationalforest.org

12,000

www.landshapes.org

12,000

www.seafish.org

32,976

www.jncc.gov.uk

44,000

www.natural-england.org

No data

www.countryside.gov.uk

145,000

www.english-nature.org

No data

www.ruralcommunities.gov.uk

5,000

DEFRA levy boards

www.potato.org.uk

No data

www.hgca.com

9,244

www.mdc.org.uk

90,000

www.mdcdatum.org.uk

10,000

www.mdcfmp.org.uk

8,971

www.schoolmilk.co.uk

1,000

www.mlc.org.uk

No data

www.beefyandlamby.co.uk

24,460

www.bmesonline.org.uk

No data

www.lookforthemark.co.uk

No data

www.bpex.org.uk

No data

www.eblex.org.uk

No data

www.meatandhealth.com

No data

www.meatmatters.com

21,000

www.porkforbutchers.co.uk

No data

www.stotfoldpigs.co.uk

No data

DEFRA public corporations

www.cgma.gov.uk

No data

Other DEFRA NDPBs

www.recyclenow.com

65,573

Other DEFRA sponsored bodies

www.wrap.org.uk

31,951

www.lake-district.gov.uk

50,000

www.northumberland-national-park.org.uk

13,000

www.peakdistrict.gov.uk

13,000

www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

13,330

www.nnfcc.co.uk

No data

www.nationalparks.gov.uk

11,000

1 Unique visitors per week