International Trading Opportunities: Promotion

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th July 2018.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns The Secretary of State for Wales 12:00 am, 18th July 2018

On average, the superfast broadband threshold in Wales is higher than it is across the rest of the UK, but the hon. Gentleman is absolutely right that more work needs to be done. Significant sums of money have been available, with £69 million going to the Welsh Government from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in addition to the £56 million of gainshare that has come from that. Of course, the priority on how the Welsh Government spend that has largely been driven and directed by them. I am keen to work closely with them to see that we can get to the communities that have not yet received superfast broadband, because clearly that brings them opportunities economically.