At Transport Select Committee I praised the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) for its excellent work on rural bus strategy whilst questioning the Buses Minister (Baroness Charlotte Vere) about local transport provision in rural areas. The NFWI’s report on the National Bus Strategy
Chris asks the Government to support and commit to contributing to the Fibre Spine project in West Dorset. The Digital Minister said that he looked forward to working with Chris to deliver the project for West Dorset.
Chris spoke in the House of Commons on the importance of improving broadband in rural areas. He noted that it is unacceptable that over 36% of West Dorset constituents have internet speeds of slower than 30 Mb/s.
In the past year I’ve made considerable inroads on getting faster broadband speeds for West Dorset; a campaign of even greater importance at a time when we are all so dependent on digital technology to work and learn from home. I’ve pushed the Digital Minister, Matt Warman, on this in the House o