HC Deb 03 March 2004 vol 418 c1000W
Mr. Stephen O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of(a) primary and (b) secondary schools have a broadband connection. [157190]

Mr. Charles Clarke

As at December 2003, 41 per cent. of primary schools and 98 per cent. of secondary schools (49 per cent. of all schools), in England, were connected to broadband compared to just one in eight two years ago. This data has been extracted from LEA connectivity statistics.