Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Schools: e-learning

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Willis of Knaresborough Lord Willis of Knaresborough Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children unable to access the internet at home.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education estimates that around 15 per cent of households with children currently lack access to the internet. This figure is based on data from the Ipsos Mori technology tracker which indicates that internet access amongst UK households with children (aged 0-15) increased from about 77 per cent in January 2010 to 85 per cent in January 2011. Take up of internet access remains strongly correlated with household income with only 68 per cent of households with children eligible for free school meals having access to the internet at home.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.