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Digital Broadcasting: Rural Areas

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to address the digital divide in rural areas. (202154)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales has been appointed as the Minister for Digital Inclusion and will work with other Departments, including mine, to co-ordinate policies and develop a coherent strategy to ensure that all citizens, especially the disadvantaged, benefit from the use of digital technologies. My Department is committed to addressing the digital divide where it is economically and technologically feasible to do so.