§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when his Department established its internet site; what representations he has received and what data he has collated on the use and utility of the site; and what steps he is taking to increase the amount of information available via the site. 
§ Mr. Boswell
The Department introduced a dedicated world wide web site on the Internet in October 1996, following experience gained over the previous two years in publishing information via the CCTA Government Information Service. MAFF's web pages have been accessed over 90,000 times since the service was introduced, and over 550 new pages have been added. The Department encourages feedback and suggestions for improvement to the site, and has provided an E-mail address for this purpose. A number of comments on the content and structure of the site have been received, and these are being addressed as part of the continuing effort to improve and extend the service.