15 January 2020
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown secures commitment from PM on broadband and mobile signal in rural areas

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown secures commitment from the Prime Minister on broadband and mobile coverage in rural areas by 2025.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con)

Q2. The Conservative manifesto promises in relation to the roll-out of broadband and mobile phone signal are incredibly welcome, but does my right hon. Friend agree that rural constituencies like mine, wherever they are in the United Kingdom, should not be left behind? Does he agree that these vital technologies should be rolled out, and will he set a firm timetable for their roll-out? [900186]

The Prime Minister

Yes, the Cotswolds needs broadband and the Cotswolds is going to get gigabit broadband. That is why we are putting £5 billion into the roll-out of gigabit broadband. My hon. Friend asks for a deadline and he will get it—2025.