Traffic to UK Treasury Web site up 703% in spring 2005

March 16th, 2005 witnessed 1,984,863 successful hits and 45,281 visitors to UK Treasury Web site, almost all of which were looking for budget information. 506,652 pages were viewed over the course of the day, up more than 63,000 from last year. The budget index page was viewed 61,459 times, the budget speech received 8,556 page views and there were between 4,000 and 9,000 downloads each for individual chapters and the documents released alongside the Budget.