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Broadband (2017)

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  1. How many Members of Parliament are supplied with broadband free of charge by the House of Commons?
  2. How many addresses are supplied with Virgin broadband free of charge by the House of Commons? This refers to the total number of addresses supplied with broadband by the House of Commons. Therefore if 100 MPs receive free broadband and the average number of addresses per MP is 5 then the total number of addresses will be 500.

 

Response

Whilst the House of Commons and the House of Lords are separate public authorities in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is a joint service providing information and communications technology services for both Houses of Parliament. The information below covers both Houses and all users of the parliamentary network e.g. MPs, Members of the House of Lords, their staff, staff of the House Administrations.

  1. How many Members of Parliament are supplied with broadband free of charge by the House of Commons?
    This information is held by the House of Commons. The number of Members of Parliament who are supplied with broadband free of charge by the House of Commons is 448.
  2. How many addresses are supplied with Virgin broadband free of charge by the House of Commons? This refers to the total number of addresses supplied with broadband by the House of Commons. Therefore if 100 MPs receive free broadband and the average number of addresses per MP is 5 then the total number of addresses will be 500.
    This information is held by the House of Commons. At the time of your request, Virgin Media broadband is supplied free of charge to 592 locations, as requested by 448 MPs.