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Results 61–80 of 5133 for speaker:Jeremy Wright

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Children (22 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: The Data Protection Act 2018 introduced a requirement on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to produce a statutory code of practice on age-appropriate design. The code will provide guidance on the design standards that the providers of online services, which process personal data and are likely to be accessed by children, will be expected to meet. Earlier this year, the Information...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equality and listed events (18 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: I have written today to the BBC, S4C, Ofcom and The International Paralympic Committee in a limited consultation on adding the Paralympic Games to the Listed Events Regime. I have also copied the letter to Channel 4 who currently hold the broadcasting rights for the next Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, to other eligible Free To Air broadcasters, and to the Sport and Recreation Alliance. The...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Update on Ofcom provision of information regulations (18 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: I would like to update the House on Ofcom’s statutory duty to share information with Government at least 24 hours before publication, introduced under section 24A of the Communications Act 2003, inserted by the Digital Economy Act 2017. This early access to information from Ofcom is important in supporting the Government’s wider policy responsibilities in safeguarding and improving the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, the management of radio spectrum, and postal services (18 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: I am today laying before Parliament the Government’s draft Statement of Strategic Priorities for telecommunications, the management of radio spectrum, and postal services. The statement sets out the Government’s strategic priorities and desired outcomes in a number of areas, including gigabit capable broadband deployment, 5G, spectrum management, the security and resilience of telecoms...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Television: Licensing (15 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: I made a statement to the House on 11 June 2019, and spoke on the matter at Oral Questions on 04 July 2019. The Government has expressed its disappointment with the BBC’s decision for taking the most narrowly focused review option. Since the BBC took its decision, I have met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and I have asked them to do more to help the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Television: Licensing (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is a matter for the BBC. Parliament transferred responsibility in passing the Digital Economy Act in 2017. On the specific issues of the well-being and isolation of the elderly, My Department work closely with the Department for Health and Social Care, and the Government is taking steps to address loneliness. These include appointing a minister...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Response to Opposition Day Debate: the over-75 licence fee concession (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: On 8 May 2019, the House debated a motion calling on the Government to guarantee the maintenance of free TV licences for over 75s beyond 2020. The concession which was debated by the House, was introduced in 2000, and allows every person over the age of 75 in the United Kingdom access to a free TV licence. The concession was funded by the Department for Work and Pensions in full between...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Algorithms: Inappropriate Use (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: We have asked the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to review the potential for bias in the use of algorithms, and it is considering usage in both the public and private sectors on crime and justice, financial services, recruitment and local government. The centre will publish an interim report later this month, and it will make recommendations to the Government early next year. We will...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Algorithms: Inappropriate Use (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: We are on the front foot, and the hon. Lady’s characterisation is entirely wrong. The world looks to the UK as a leader in this field. I talk to counterparts across the world about the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, and they are interested in a move that we are making that no one else has yet made. As the hon. Lady knows—she has looked carefully at this issue—the online harms...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: The Government are disappointed with the BBC’s decision on the licence fee concession for the over-75s. Taxpayers want the BBC to use its substantial licence fee income in an appropriate way, to ensure that it delivers for UK audiences. The Government expect the BBC to consider further ways to support older people, and I recently met the BBC management to discuss what more it could do.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: As the hon. Gentleman knows, the decision to transfer that responsibility to the BBC was taken in 2017 by this House in the Digital Economy Act 2017. I assure him that conversations about what more we expect of the BBC will continue, and we expect it to do more.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: Nobody is hiding behind the BBC. Legislation has now provided that this decision should be for the BBC to take, and if the hon. Lady listens to the BBC, that is exactly its message—it is its decision and responsibility. She makes a good point about veterans, and I have raised that issue with the BBC. I expect it to be able to do more for veterans, and it should.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: I am happy to send the message that I share their disappointment, and I have made that clear on a number of occasions. In fact, we can go back further than 2017, because in 2015 the arrangement was made with the BBC that this responsibility would transfer to it as part of the charter settlement. The BBC has known about this for some time, and it had the opportunity to prepare for it. In our...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: No, I do not accept that for one moment. The Government’s record on support for older people has been remarkable. We have been able to provide £1,600 more per year for those on the state pension than was managed in 2010 under a Labour Government. We have done more on loneliness than any Government before us. We introduced a Minister with responsibility for tackling loneliness. For the...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: The hon. Gentleman is right to raise the issue of loneliness, and I will repeat the points I have just made. The Government have done a huge amount to combat this very substantial social problem. The truth is that we still expect the BBC to do better in this area, but it is the BBC’s responsibility. The responsibility was transferred to the BBC in 2017, after it was agreed with it in 2015....

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: As the hon. Gentleman says, wealthy pensioners are not the only ones who will lose their TV licence. That is certainly right. That is exactly why we continue to say to the BBC that it needs to do better than it is doing at the moment. There are some very interesting statistics that I should perhaps share with the House at this point. Last year and this financial year, the BBC has been sharing...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: I cannot agree with my hon. Friend. In previous years we looked carefully at whether this is the right way to fund the BBC, and the conclusion reached was that it is. The Government have no plans to change that fundamental funding model.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: My right hon. Friend raises an interesting point. As I have said, it is of course a matter for the BBC to decide how this concession should be structured. It is open to the BBC, as it has demonstrated, to choose a model that does not offer a free TV licence to every over-75 year old. The question of enforcement is an interesting one that we will go on considering. I would hope very much that...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: TV Licences for Over-75s (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: The decision that has been made is to transfer that responsibility to the BBC. How the BBC chooses to exercise its responsibility is, as it and we say, its responsibility. The point that the hon. Gentleman makes is a fair one, and it needs to be heard by the BBC as it decides what more it can do to help those who are in particular need or are particularly vulnerable. That is exactly the...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (4 Jul 2019)

Jeremy Wright: Semi-finals are dangerous places for England’s sports teams. I am sure that the whole House will wish to offer its commiserations to the Lionesses following Tuesday’s result, but also our huge congratulations on their performance throughout the World cup competition. Although it did not produce the result that we wanted, Tuesday’s match attracted the largest live television audience so...


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