§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the plans of his Department to make information available on Internet and the documents which he intends to be made available on Internet over the next year which will be accessible via the world wide web server "open.gov.UK" or any specific departmental server.
§ The Prime Minister
My office is about to begin trials of a system that will connect Downing street to the Internet. The trial will examine the possibility of offering a World Wide Web service to Downing street. The trial will also examine ways of allowing users to electronically retrieve documents which would normally be available through more traditional sources. Any system chosen would not replace any of these normal distributions methods.