HC Deb 10 November 2000 vol 356 c434W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many(a) primary and (b) secondary schools in England and Wales are connected to the Internet. [136214]

Mr. Wills

[holding answer 6 November 2000]: 88 per cent. of schools are currently connected to the Internet. The numbers of schools connected are: 15,610 Primary Schools (86 per cent.); 3,470 Secondary Schools (98 per cent.); and 1,100 Special Schools (92 per cent.). In March 1998, 83 per cent. of secondary schools, 17 per cent. of primary schools and 31 per cent. of special schools were connected to the Internet.

For matters relating to schools in Wales I refer the hon. Member to the Welsh Assembly.