HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 cc748-9W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he intends to introduce the scheme to provide for the low cost rental of computers to low income families. [97914]

Mr. Wills

[holding answer 10 November 1999]: The initiative to offer subsidised recycled computers at low personal cost to low-income learners and families will begin operating in Spring 2000 on a pilot basis. The prospectus inviting responses from interested organisations wishing to participate will be issued later this month.