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Internet Protocol Version 6

Volume 620: debated on Thursday 21 December 2000

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they support the proposed introduction of the new industry-wide Internet protocol standard, IP version 6. [HL141]

The Minister for Science, Department of Trade and Industry
(Lord Sainsbury of Turville)

Each device that is connected to the Internet needs a unique numerical address. The introduction of Internet Protocol (IP) version 6 will vastly increase the number of addresses available and allow more devices to be connected. The introduction of this standard is a matter for the relevant industry bodies and the industry itself.