Windsor MP Asks Questions on Broadband Policy in Parliament

On Thursday 16th November Adam asked the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for an update on the government’s continued work to rollout superfast broadband and build a fast, secure and ubiquitous digital Britain (09:44:25 to 09:45:56):


Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Questions, 16th November:

Adam Afriyie (Windsor, Conservative): ##

Matt Hancock (Minister of State for Digital): ##.


Adam Afriyie (Windsor, Conservative): ##

Matt Hancock (Minister of State for Digital): ##.



The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie, said:

“I was delighted to hear that the Government is continuing its excellent work rolling out superfast broadband to more and more households. Every month brings us closer to the goal of every family having superfast access

“In just 7 years this Conservative government has helped to truly transform the digital landscape. It’s difficult to believe that when Labour were last in government in 2010 just 42.5% of households in Windsor had access to superfast broadband, which has since more than doubled to 94%.

“To prevent that number sliding backwards I think that it is important housebuilders take broadband infrastructure into account before deciding on new developments by putting in ducting into their designs and I am glad that the government will be strengthening this requirement.

“Internet access is going to underpin our success in the 21st century in so many sectors. Whether it’s by giving children access to home learning, offering up greater opportunities to the self-employed or even ensuring that vulnerable people do not become socially isolated, we must ensure that Britain remains on the cutting edge.



1.   Adam Afriyie is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.

2.   He has a strong background in science, technology and innovation.

3.   He is currently Chairman of the Fintech APPG, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and President of the Conservative Technology Forum (CTF).

4.   He was shadow Minister for Science from 2007-2010 and has a background in the information services and technology sector.

5.   He is Patron of the Parliamentary Space Committee (PSC) and was Chair of the PSC between 2010 and 2015.

6.   The POSTnote on ‘UK Broadband Infrastructure’ can be found here.