§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has(a) to utilise the Internet (b) to make available on the Internet press releases and other departmental information which the public may wish to have access to and (c) to use the Internet as a means of increasing the openness of his Department.
§ Mr. Norris
My Department's press releases issued electronically through the Central Office of Information are accessible to users of the Internet via Data-Star Dialog (Europe) or Mead/Lexis/Nexis. They are also available to subscribers to FT Profile, Reuters Textline and POLIS.
My Department's press releases are also made available through the COI's fax retrieval service, details of which can be provided by its news distribution service.
I have no further plans to use the Internet.