Trade and Industry written question – answered on 30th March 2004.

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Photo of Mr David Stewart Mr David Stewart Labour, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what targets the Government have set for the development of broadband by 2010.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness)

The Government's current broadband target is to have the most competitive and extensive broadband market in the G7 countries by the end of 2005. The Government are in the process of considering with stakeholders (including the Broadband Stakeholder Group), on what targets are necessary to measure the UK's progress in this area after this date. This process will be completed during this year and the Government will make an announcement once the review is complete.

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