Superfast Broadband

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 22nd March 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 10:30 am, 22nd March 2012

The cumbersome and expensive Broadband Delivery UK process appears almost to have eliminated competition, which ought to have had a very important role in it. Ministers made a big strategic error in supporting superfast broadband at county level, rather than regionally. Does the Minister recognise that it will be a scandal if the outcome of the process is that, in the end, all the money is just handed over to BT?