MORE than 5,500 laptop computers and tablets have been distributed to disadvantaged youngsters across the Bradford district, new figures show.

The devices were given to the local authority and schools to help pupils during home learning, but will also provide support in the future.

Nationally, over one million laptops and tablets have been distributed by the Government.

Keighley MP Robbie Moore said the £400 million investment would support schools and young people for years to come.

“No child should miss out as a result of the disruption caused by this pandemic,” he added.

“That is why it has been our priority to equip those children most in need with the resources they require to succeed.

“I very much welcome that young people across Keighley and Ilkley have continued to benefit from a raft of measures the Government put in place.”

More than 54,000 4G routers were also provided to schools and colleges across England, to help ensure children weren’t prohibited from home learning due to a lack of internet access.