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Freedom of Information Team
Department for Digital, Culture, Media &
Sport
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100 Parliament Street
London SW1A 2BQ
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www.gov.uk/dcms
Kristian Healey-Ryder
FOI2021/03449
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
13 April 2021
Dear Kristian Healey-Ryder,
Thank you for your correspondence of 15 February, in which you made the following request
for information:
Under the Scotland Act 1998, internet and wireless technology, including broadband,
is a power reserved to Westminster.

The Scottish Government provides figures on its investment on this critical area, but I
have been unable to find equivalent figures from the UK Government.

Therefore, I would be grateful if you could provide me with the following: for each of
the last 10 years, how much money has the UK Government given to the Scottish
Government earmarked specifically for broadband infrastructure in Scotland?

Please accept our apologies for the delay in our response. We have dealt with your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act). I can confirm that the Department for
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) does have some information within scope of your
request. Please see the information presented below. Please note, this information relates
to the Superfast broadband programme and years money was provided for this. This
programme was not active prior to 2014, hence why no information is held prior to this.
2014/15
2015/16
2016/17
TOTAL
Phase 1 - Scotland
£20,000,000
£30,000,000
£50,000,000
Phase 1 - Highlands & Islands
£50,830,000
£50,830,000
Phase 2 - Scotland
£20,990,000 £20,990,000
Total
£70,830,000
£30,000,000 £20,990,000 £121,820,000
Yours sincerely,


Freedom of Information Team
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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