Of the seven DFEE ministers, only Jacqui Smith and Michael Wills offer the facility. None boasts a personal website (unlikethe redoubtable Ann Widdecombe and her astonishing "Widdy Web"). Anyone trying to communicate with teachers or schools electronically might too get lost in cyberspace. The Centre for the Study of Comprehensive Schools recently e-mailed 758 schools and found that more than half the messages were returned to sender - too many different e mail systems, apparently.
We trust this will not threaten the success of Easea.co.uk, the new "electronic in-tray" for teachers launched by Estelle "e-mail" Morris in the land of Bill Gates.