Maybe I’m just a little bit geeky, or a little bit sad, but it’s crossed my mind a few times. This question, from Anthony Lawlor TD, or at least the answer to it if it wasn’t ducked by the Minister, would be the start of discovering if we’re getting value for money from the expenditure by the National Consumer Agency on websites.
Anthony Lawlor (Kildare North, Fine Gael) – Question 81:
To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the development cost of the National Consumer Agency’s Economiser website page and the number of unique visitors to the site per month since its establishment.
Richard Bruton (Minister, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
The Deputy’s question relates to the development and operation of certain elements of the National Consumer Agency’s website. These are operational matters for the Agency itself in respect of which I have no direct function. Accordingly, I have referred the Deputy’s question to the Agency for direct reply.
It’ll be interesting to see if there’s any follow up on this question. It’d be great to see what kind of traffic the NCA websites gets, and what return that is for the money invested in them.