Hillier slams Cameron over “national embarrassment” of Shoreditch broadband problems

PUBLISHED: 13:07 25 June 2014 | UPDATED: 12:41 26 June 2014

Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, spoke today at PMQs

Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch, spoke today at PMQs


The delay in getting super-fast broadband to Hackney is a “national embarrassment”, Meg Hillier MP told the commons this afternoon.

During a heated exchange in Prime Minister’s Questions, Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch demanded to know what David Cameron would do to fix the issue, which has plagued businesses across the borough.

Speaking in the House of Commons, she said: “They’ve had breakfast with Boris, tea at no.10 and dancing with the business secretary, but small businesses in Shoreditch still cannot get super-fast broadband.

“This is now a national embarrassment.”

The prime minister said that the newly-appointed business secretary Sajid Javid is “working very hard” to fix the problem, and that he’ll ensure Hackney is on his list.

Despite the now nationally famous Tech City in Shoreditch, the area still does not have access to super-fast fibre optic broadband.

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