HC Deb 20 May 2003 vol 405 cc709-10W
Chris Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many broadband users there were, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) regions in England and Wales; and what percentage of the population this represented, in the last month for which figures are available. [114571]

Mr. Timms

[holding answer 19 May 2003]: According to Oftel, at the end of April 2003 there were around 1,915,000 broadband users throughout the UK. This represents about 7 per cent. of households in the UK. These data are not available for each local authority area, neither for English or Welsh regions.