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Departmental Internet

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much his Department has spent on (a) creating and (b) managing its YouTube channel since June 2007; (260443)

(2) how many civil servants in his Department at each pay band (a) were employed in establishing its YouTube channel and (b) are employed on managing the channel.

The YouTube channel was launched at Budget 2008 and was established and continues to be managed by the Treasury's existing e-communications team. The team consists of four officials.

The channel was set up using the free tools provided by YouTube so there were no costs associated with creating the channel.

The e-communications team is responsible for developing and maintaining the Treasury's public web presence, intranet and extranet.