HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 cc210-1W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make available free of charge CD-ROMS of Parliamentary Debates to public libraries and secondary schools. [39909]

Dr. Howells

Hansard is available on the Internet website of the Stationery Office. Most secondary schools and many public libraries have access to the Internet and it is the Government's intention that all will have access by 2002. Hansard is also available in CD-ROM format to schools and at special rates to public libraries and it is open to schools and library authorities to consider its purchase.