Departmental Internet

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

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.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Europe)

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.

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