First time for the best part of a year, the DTI are not at the bottom of the table, this month they have been replaced by the Office of National Statistics - top of the table this month was the Child Support Agency.

Unlike Local Government no website was without errors, with more than 3,600 Museums, Libraries and Archives Council had the most. When checking basic metadata on the front page, 65% of the site pass.

32% of sites passed all automated A Accessibility checks. 5 sites failed, mandatory level A on every page (they also failed AA on every page)

www.ecgd.gov.uk
www.isb.gov.uk
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
www.statistics.gov.uk
www.walesoffice.gov.uk

One surprise is the ongoing Accessibility falling of the Disability Rights Commission’s site, which fails accessibility (AA) tests on every single page.

The slowest responding site was the Office for Rail Regulation (over 100 times slower than the fastest site).

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Published on: 12:00AM on 28th February 2006