HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 c401W
Charles Hendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research has been carried out into the effectiveness of www.playingsafe.co.uk in altering the sexual behaviour of young people; [175797]

(2) what the total cost has been to public funds of www.playingsafe.co.uk. [175798]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The website www.playingsafely.co.uk supports the Government's "Sex Lottery" sexual health campaign, which aims to raise awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and promote safer sex among young adults. The website has had over 1.5 million visitors and a recent online survey to evaluate its success showed that 87 per cent., of users said the site had increased their knowledge of STIs.

The total cost to public funds of the website since its launch (December 2002 to May 2004) is £119,000.