To ask the Chairman of Committees how many hits there were in 2009 on each guide to the House of Lords printed in a language other than English and available on the Parliament website; and whether he will ensure that in future the links to guides from the Parliament homepage are not printed solely in English. [HL1141]
A Guide to Business is available in English, Welsh, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. The English version was downloaded 469 times in 2009, the German version 87 times and the Spanish version 83 times. No data are currently available in respect of the other language versions. All of the translated content on Parliament’s website is available from a single languages page. Parliament's web team is currently investigating the provision of links to the foreign language versions of the guide in their respective languages at a future date.