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Departmental Internet

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn, Hatfield of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1636-38W, on the departmental internet, how many hits each of the websites maintained by his Department received in each of the last 12 months. (262779)

The tables outline the page impressions for each of the websites maintained by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Table A: Websites operated by the Department for Work and Pensions where the Department is responsible for the content

Department for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus

The Pension Service

Child Support Agency

March 2008

4,438,340

250,206,608

2,885,226

653,089

April 2008

4,890,895

279,358,470

n/a

693,879

May 2008

4,632,534

250,206,608

n/a

623,741

June 2008

5,467,135

290,661,873

n/a

710,818

July 2008

5,481,316

302,481,658

2,792,047

703,331

August 2008

4,823,111

271,781,484

2,545,342

669,090

September 2008

5,255,207

308,875,532

2,815,695

753,074

October 2008

5,840,085

302,104,417

2,954,131

770,977

November 2008

5,675,631

266,874,017

3,155,462

721,481

December 2008

4,578,694

179,521,943

2,159,900

550,725

January 2009

7,693,486

350,647,463

3,820,139

901,912

February 2009

6,311,548

298,532,534

3,137,296

741,673

Directgov Carers

Directgov Disability

Directgov over 50s

Directgov Jobs and Skills Search

March 2008

307,581

1,300,776

438,118

15,812,733

April 2008

327,393

1,434,791

434,884

23,791,855

May 2008

279,429

1,164,606

294,965

19,269,288

June 2008

315,728

1,243,904

321,516

22,951,946

July 2008

321,083

1,291,101

336,221

25,937,505

August 2008

298,200

1,206,271

349,620

21,188,100

September 2008

331,579

1,321,886

389,937

23,803,716

October 2008

357,209

1,390,235

400,452

24,721,075

November 2008

357,971

1,300,776

416,613

22,366,816

December 2008

265,159

1,434,791

304,269

n/a

January 2009

472,298

1,300,776

678,359

21,320,809

February 2009

1,434,791

565,034

60,402,038

Age Positive

Office for Disability Issues

European Social Fund

Health and Safety Executive

March 2008

53,692

46,370

57,495

10,152,266

April 2008

64,450

52,021

35,240

8,676,657

May 2008

77,281

57,474

58,541

7,727,433

June 2008

85,586

53,154

63,781

8,040,120

July 2008

67,995

58,098

48,604

7,447,961!

August 2008

49,610

48,873

51,520

6,349,379

September 2008

47,653

n/a

57,699

8,300,273

October 2008

35,517

51,951

54,395

9,440,699

November 2008

33,739

49,760

62,070

8,543,091

December 2008

28,350

57,367

44,399

6,165,509

January 2009

35,569

57,772

53,056

8,199,968

February 2009

35,529

50,377

8,174,915

Now Let’s Talk Money

March 2008

8,942

April 2008

54,134

May 2008

57,875

June 2008

70,747

July 2008

72,566

August 2008

74,288

September 2008

50,868

October 2008

53,651

November 2008

47,490

December 2008

42,658

January 2009

39,042

February 2009

37,122

n/a = Not available

Table B: Websites operated by the Department for Work and Pensions where the Department is not responsible for the content

Independent Case Examiner

Industrial injuries Advisory Council

Social Security Advisory Council

March 2008

22,636

18,915

17,399

April 2008

24,112

18,911

18,403

May 2008

24,328

19,293

20,187

June 2008

24,046

18,202

18,561

July 2008

25,047

18,395

18,166

August 2008

26,334

18,488

18,631

September 2008

20,945

16,534

17,356

October 2008

20,229

16,764

17,036

November 2008

23,312

18,587

45,590

December 2008

29,862

17,903

18,453

January 2009

29,862

19,055

19,755

February 2009

23,345

17,811

17,807

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) staff of and (b) contractors for his Department based in London are paid less than the London living wage. (263561)

[holding answer 13 March 2009]: The information is as follows.

(a) Full-time London based DWP employees have a 36 hour working week whereas the London Living Wage is calculated on the basis of a 38.5 hour working week. DWP employees based in London are paid on the relevant DWP inner or outer London payscale according to their grade and location. All of our directly employed London based employees are paid at a level above that of the London Living Wage when calculated on the basis of either a 36 or a 38.5 hour working week.

(b) DWP does not contractually require its suppliers to pay their employees at levels above the London Living Wage. It may be that within individual supply chains some employees are paid below the London Living Wage. However, it would be at a disproportionate cost to collect and collate the information requested.