Departmental Internet

Health written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people his Department employs to maintain its social media and social networking sites; and how much it spent on maintaining those sites in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Phil Hope Phil Hope Minister of State (the East Midlands), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the East Midlands), Department of Health

Nobody within the Department is employed specifically to maintain social media or social networking sites.

The Department's corporate social media channels are the responsibility of the e-communications and publishing team. This team spends approximately one hour per week on maintaining and updating these channels.

In the period 1 April 2009 to 26 March 2010, the Department incurred a total of £32.26 in direct costs for maintaining corporate social media channels.

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