Internet: Usage

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd March 2010.

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Photo of Lord Acton Lord Acton Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults in the United Kingdom they estimate have never used the internet.

Photo of Lord Young of Norwood Green Lord Young of Norwood Green Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Postal Affairs and Employment Relations) (also Lord in Waiting)

10.2 million adults, representing 21 per cent of the UK adult population, are estimated never to have used the internet according to the Office for National Statistics report The National Statistics Omnibus Survey published in August 2009. The information may be found at http://www.statistics.gov. uk/cci/nugget.asp?ID=8.

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