§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the amount of telephone traffic going via the internet; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Hewitt
Current estimates are that no more than 1 per cent. of voice telephony traffic globally is carried over the internet. But an increasing proportion of all telecommunications traffic consists of internet data. According to OF1EL, the UK Telecommunications regulator, the current proportion in the UK is around 25 per cent. of all telecommunications traffic.