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Departmental ICT

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many hits the (a) most popular website and (b) least popular website run by his Department has received since 1 January. (162286)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills corporate website was launched on 28 June 2007, following the machinery of Government changes and creation of the new Department. The numbers of hits for the most and least popular websites that come under the DIUS remit are as follows:

Website

Number of hits1 from 1 January 2007 to 25 October 2007

The Intellectual Property Office (www.ipo.gov.uk)

236,301,690

Technology Strategy Board (www.berr.gov.uk/innovation/technologystrategyboard/index.html

282,370

1 Please note that a 'hit' is simply a successful request to the web server from a visitor's browser for any type of file, whether an image, HTML page, or any other type. A single web page can cause many hits, one for each image included on the page. 2 Figures are form page views from 1 July 2007 to 25 October 2007 as hits are not measured for this site.