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Remote Education: ICT

Question for Department for Education

UIN 148777, tabled on 3 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 132912 in children, when the 440,000 additional devices will be distributed to disadvantaged children.

Answered on

8 February 2021

The Government is now investing over £400 million to support access to remote education and online social care services, including securing 1.3 million laptops and tablets for disadvantaged children and young people.

As of Monday 1 February 2021, over 927,000 laptops and tablets have been delivered to schools, academy trusts, local authorities, and further education providers.

We are making further deliveries all the time and expect to achieve our overall commitment of 1.3 million devices this term.

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