Online Services

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th May 2003.

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Photo of Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 11:30 am, 13th May 2003

I simply do not recognise that description. To take a single example, about 500,000 visits to NHS Direct Online took place last month. That is a perfect of example of how the Government are modernising public services and using new technology to find challenging new solutions to the needs of the British public. We are serious about investing in schools and hospitals, and one has only to look towards the initiatives for broadband to see how we are taking forward that work.