Skip to main content

Departmental Internet

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent on the upkeep of his Department's website in 2007-08; and how many people visited the site in that year. (229363)

The main cost elements of the upkeep of the Department's website are:

The Rhythmyx content management system (CMS). The CMS is used by staff across the Department and cost £1,029,474.83 in 2007-08.

Provision and maintenance of the site's search engine facility by a third-party supplier, Open Objects. In 2007-08 this cost £15,784.21

The Department for Business website (www.berr.gov.uk) received a total of 10,107,460 visits from 6,589,815 unique visitors in the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many page hits from how many visitors the departmental website received in the 2007-08 financial year. (231378)

In the 2007-08 financial year, www.berr.gov.uk received 34,781,332 page views from 6,589,815 unique visitors.