§ 27. Mr. Savidge
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what progress has been made in connecting schools to the internet over the last three years. 
§ Mr. Wills
Excellent progress is being made under the National Grid for Learning programme in connecting schools to the Internet. The 1999 Survey of Information and Communications Technology in Schools indicated a significant increase in connectivity in primary schools from 3 per cent. in 1996 to 62 per cent. in March 1999 and in secondary schools from 42 per cent. to 93 per cent. over the same period.