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Income Inequality - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 31st January 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho Crossbench 3:00 pm, 31st January 2018

My Lords, there are 6 million adults in the lowest socioeconomic groups without access to the internet or the skills to use it. Yet we know that, on average, the lowest-income households can save over £170 a year by being connected. I am so happy to hear the Minister mention jobs because we also know that 90% of new jobs are now advertised only online. What specific actions are the Government taking to help the most vulnerable communities get access to the internet?