Digital Economy Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:33 pm on 13th September 2016.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton 1:33 pm, 13th September 2016

I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman is much missed by Members on both sides of the House as we debate this Bill. He said that Ed Sheeran’s song was available on illegal platforms. Does he agree that technology companies, and platforms such as Google and YouTube, should be compelled to list only legal sites? At present the pirates are sometimes listed higher up than legal sites, and our British musicians who contribute, I believe, £4 billion annually to the economy are losing out as a consequence.