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Departmental Internet

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people his Department employs to maintain its social media and social networking sites; and at what cost in the latest period for which figures are available. (322615)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on maintaining its (a) Flickr channel, (b) YouTube channel and (c) Twitter feed in the latest period for which figures are available. (322618)

The annual licence fee for DEFRA's Flickr channel is $24.95 (US dollars). There is no licence fee for DEFRA's YouTube channel. There are no other costs and both channels are maintained by in-house staff. DEFRA does not have a Twitter feed.