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Departmental Internet

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people his Department employs to maintain its social media and networking sites; and at what cost. (315937)

One full-time member of staff maintains the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's blog platform at:

http://blogs.fco.gov.uk

and free social media channels such as Twitter:

www.twitter.com/foreignoffice

It is not possible to separate out the cost of the blog platform from the cost of the global web platform.