Michelle Thomson – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Michelle Thomson on 2016-06-06.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for funding of broadband provision in Scotland of the UK voting to leave the EU.

Mr Edward Vaizey

The Phase 1 superfast broadband delivery in Scotland has benefited from up to £20 million of European funding. Currently no significant levels of European funding are expected to be used for the Phase 2 programme in Scotland. The Rest of Scotland broadband project remains on track to achieve 96% superfast broadband coverage by end of 2017.