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Financial Inclusion

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 10th December 2009.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton 10:30 am, 10th December 2009

Picking up a point made by my hon. Friend Sir Nicholas Winterton, who has pinched yet another question of mine-the problem is that we both come from the same stable-may I reiterate that approximately 200,000 people living in rural England do not have access to broadband facilities? Would that not aid financial inclusion as it provides access to valuable information, online banking, credit union services and other such services?

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