HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c876W
23. Mr. Tom Harris

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how the United Kingdom compares with other OECD member countries in the provision of internet access to Government services. [173516]

Mr. Woolas

The OECD has not conducted its own e-Government benchmarking study. Other reports indicate that the UK is closely behind Scandinavia and among the other leading countries worldwide in the delivery of e-Government services.

Directgov, the new one-stop internet and DTV service for citizens, is a world leading service which is attracting significant interest from other OECD governments.