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More than half of all secondary school teachers in Britain have their own email addresses, according to figures just released by the Government.

Make no mistake - that's a massive rise if you think that in 1998 just nine per cent had email.

The Government wants 75 per cent of teachers to be online by 2002.

Launching a raft of new Internet services for teachers Minister for School Standards, Estelle Morris, said new technology can help make teachers' working lives simpler and more effective. ®

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  1. How many teachers have access to email?
  2. What percentage increase was there based on the figures from three and a half years ago?
  3. If it takes three Government ministers 37 days to dig a hole how long is it until the next general election?

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