Andrew Lansley " It is clear we need faster broadband".

17 September 2010
I am very concerned about the connection speeds received in South Cambridgeshire and speaking to a number of my constituents, it is clear we need faster broadband. I believe that in order to provide the connection speeds that businesses and families need, we must ensure a roll out of “fibre to the cabinet” or “fibre to the premises broadband” across the constituency.

I remain in contact with BT, Cambridgeshire County Council, The Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership, EEDA and Microsoft to look at ways in which funding can be made available to improve broadband infrastructure across South Cambridgeshire. In particular we are looking at the manner in which the planned renewal of the Cambridgeshire network, currently covering schools and public facilities, can be used to increase the service received by families and businesses. To achieve full coverage we must also look at new innovative solutions to how we boost broadband connectivity, utilising new developments such as “White space” technology.

I remain committed to ensuring that South Cambridgeshire receives the broadband connection that is deserves; I will continue to work to ensure that this goal is achieved.
09 July 2005

Extract from: 'The Future of Health and Public Service Regulation' Speech

May I begin by expressing my warm thanks to the NHS Confederation for arranging this series of speeches on the future of our public services and for inviting me to contribute? At the start of a Parliament, it is very good to take an opportunity to think about the direction and the objectives of reform and of policy, somewhat free of the partisan demands of electioneering. The NHS Confederation continues to be, under Gill’s leadership, a strong advocate of reform and of high standards of leadership and management in the NHS. I have greatly valued our discussions over the last two years and even if we cross swords occasionally, I know we have shared aims in securing the opportunity for strong leadership and quality management to deliver high standards of healthcare in our NHS.

21 May 1997

Maiden Speech in the House of Commons

Thank you very much, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to make my maiden speech. It is a daunting prospect, not least because I follow the exemplary and entertaining speeches of the hon. Members for Aberdeen, South (Miss Begg) and for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (Ms McKenna).

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