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Departmental Internet

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the cost of maintaining and updating its Twitter account; and how many staff are responsible for updating the account. (292050)

The estimated costs of staff time in maintaining and updating the @bisgovuk Twitter account are £3,175 a year. The task is the shared responsibility of the Department's Digital Communications team as part of their overall range of duties and the total effort is estimated as half an hour per day. No staff are assigned to Twitter work specifically.