HC Deb 06 July 2000 vol 353 c270W
27. Mr. Savidge

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what progress has been made in connecting schools to the internet over the last three years. [127948]

Mr. Wills

Excellent progress is being made under the National Grid for Learning programme in connecting schools to the Internet. The 1999 Survey of Information and Communications Technology in Schools indicated a significant increase in connectivity in primary schools from 3 per cent. in 1996 to 62 per cent. in March 1999 and in secondary schools from 42 per cent. to 93 per cent. over the same period.