UK Parliament Blogs and RSS Feeds

Lo-fi librarian recently published a post about the new RSS feeds available on the UK Parliament website, bizzarely the feeds are hidden so that in order to subscribe to them you first have to subscribe to an email alert.

This post ties in nicely with a piece I saw in the March 2007 edition of elucidate about Parliamentary Blogs:

"Blogs are in use in every area of life and have been the subject of a Parliamentary
question! The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions was asked how much it cost
operate the blog of the Minister for Employment and Welfare Reforms. The cost was
given as £1,487 a month since its launch in October and there have been 4,731 visits
1,987 unique visitors. This makes it a rather expensive operation but it makes quite
interesting reading. See for yourself at"

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    # by hypatia - Thursday, April 12, 2007

    I wonder how they come up with figures like that? I'd be very surprised at a blog that cost that much to run :/

    Thank goodness that the government are moving (however slowly) towards rss and blogs - it'll make getting timely information from them so much easier (assuming they keep them up to date...)