§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps her Department is taking to increase the proportion of businesses with internet access greater than 2 Mbps. 
§ Mr. Timms
The Government have recognised for some time the importance of broadband for business use. Through its UK online for business programme the DTI has worked to promote the benefits that broadband can bring. The Government have also worked hard with industry to extend broadband availability and will continue to promote broadband through its package of support to business. Increasingly, this will include pointing out the added benefits that can be gained through higher-speed broadband access.