HC Deb 24 July 2000 vol 354 c418W
Mr. Breed

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much it will cost the Government to supply each post office with(a) internet provision and (b) computer terminals for public access. [131901]

Mr. Alan Johnson

[holding answer 21 July 2000]The Government are contributing £480 million towards the capital costs of the Horizon project to equip every post office with a modern on-line IT platform, and will contribute to the cost of a pilot trial of Internet access and learning points in a limited number of post offices, once the Post Office have demonstrated a convincing business case. The scope for extending this facility more widely will depend on the outcome of the trials.