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Departmental Internet

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors her Department’s website received in 2007-08. (233522)

Page hits and visitors to www.homeoffice.gov.uk and its sub-domains for 2007-08 can be found in the tables placed in the House Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of maintaining her Department’s website (a) was in 2007-08 and (b) is forecast to be in 2008-09. (233523)

Running costs for www.homeoffice.gov.uk in 2007-08 are £620,000 (excluding staff costs). Running costs for www.homeoffice.gov.uk in 2008-09 are anticipated to be £620,000 (excluding staff costs).

Costs for all Home Office sites are embedded in budgets across the Department and could be extracted only at disproportionate cost.