List of the 10 most popular Acts of Parliament

FOI request reference: F0041585
Publication date: April 2015

Request:

This request relates to the legislation.gov.uk website.

Please could I request a list of the 10 most popular Acts of Parliament which are accessed via the above site in terms of:

(a) page impressions, and

(b) printing and/or conversion to PDF.

Outcome:

Successful

Response:

Thank you for your enquiry of 11 March in which you asked for the 10 most popular Acts of Parliament which are accessed via the legislation.gov.uk website in terms of-

(a) page impressions, and

(b) printing and/or conversion to PDF.

Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request and we are pleased to be able to provide some of this information to you below. However, we are unable to provide you with statistics relating to information printed from the website in any format because this information is not held – we have no way of recording this information.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request or the decision which has been reached, you have the right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within two months of the date of this response and should be addressed to:

Quality Manager

Public Services Development Unit

The National Archives

Kew

Richmond

Surrey

TW9 4DU

complaints@nationalarchives.gov.uk

Please mark your complaint clearly.  You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner (ICO) to investigate any aspect of your complaint.  However, please note that the ICO is likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted before beginning his investigation.

Yours sincerely,

Poppy Groves

FOI Manager

Freedom of Information Centre

Information Management and Practice Department

The National Archives

 

The 10 most popular Acts of Parliament accessed via the legislation.gov.uk website:

Rank Page Views
1 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/contents 735,222
Data Protection Act 1998
2 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents 530,648
Equality Act 2010
3 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/contents 411,457
Human Rights Act 1998
4 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/46/contents 356,813
Companies Act 2006
5 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37/contents 342,153
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
6 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/41/contents 301,172
Children Act 1989
7 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1979/54 287,803
Sale of Goods Act 1979
8 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1996/18/contents 257,835
Employment Rights Act 1996
9 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2005/9/contents 206,804
Mental Capacity Act 2005
10 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/36/contents 204,092
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Rank PDF Visits
  This information also incorporates anyone accessing or downloading an existing print PDF on the website as well as figures of users generating ‘on-the-fly’ PDFs ( equivalent to PDF conversion).  It is not possible to separate these figures.
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/46/pdfs/ukpga_20060046_en.pdf 82,405
Companies Act 2006
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/pdfs/ukpga_20100015_en.pdf 65,921
Equality Act 2010
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37/pdfs/ukpga_19740037_en.pdf 40,629
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/6/pdfs/ukpga_20140006_en.pdf 37,734
Children and Families Act 2014
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2005/9/pdfs/ukpga_20050009_en.pdf 32,199
Mental Capacity Act 2005
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/31/pdfs/ukpga_20040031_en.pdf 24,794
Children Act 2004
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/data.pdf 22,276
Data Protection Act 1998
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/23/pdfs/ukpga_20100023_en.pdf 19,043
Bribery Act 2010
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2012/7/pdfs/ukpga_20120007_en.pdf 18,613
Health and Social Care Act 2012
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/data.pdf 16,524
Human Rights Act 1998