HC Deb 17 October 1995 vol 264 cc231-2W
26. Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will give details of her Department's initiatives to augment public access to Internet information and training. [36016]

Mr. Robin Squire

The UK Education Departments' super-highways initiative was launched earlier this year. As part of this, our consultation paper "Superhighways for Education" considered the use of network connections, including the Internet, in all sectors of education and sought views widely. We shall be announcing the outcome later this year, including plans to evaluate a series of projects piloting innovative communication technologies in education. Work is also in progress on the potential of super-highways to deliver training.