Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 15th September 2008.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Scotland), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with telecommunication providers on the delivery of broadband services to remote parts of the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has had meetings with telecoms companies including BT, Virgin Media and Sky in recent months, when the subject of broadband was discussed and where rural broadband supply was part, but not the exclusive subject of those discussions.

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