HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 cc623-4W
Mr. Ian Bruce

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Ministers have published their e-mail addresses; and how many are now equipped with electronic red boxes. [43523]

Dr. David Clark

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for North Essex (Mr. Jenkin), on 10 November 1997,Official Report, column 441, regarding Ministers' e-mail addresses.

The electronic red box is still at the prototype stage of development. During this early stage, only the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry and I are experimenting with these prototypes.