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Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Second Reading (2 Dec 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: My Lords, as has been mentioned already this afternoon, I have some previous interests that are relevant to the Bill. However, as I am currently languishing in post-ministerial purdah, I do not believe that I have any current interests or conflicts which I need to disclose. Earlier, in opening the debate, my noble friend the Secretary of State rightly highlighted the importance of the digital...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Broadcasting: Analogue Radios (21 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The Digital Radio Working Group (DRWG)* looked closely at digital audio broadcasting (DAB) current and planned coverage across the UK. One of the key purposes of the work of the group was to provide momentum to encourage digital radio rollout. This has continued with the Digital Britain White Paper. Figures provided by the DRWG's Spectrum Group at the end of 2008 showed that 87.6 per cent**...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing: Live Music (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The department has provided general advice to applicants on its website and detailed guidance to licensing authorities on the 2003 Act as it affects the provision of regulated entertainment. However, the Act has devolved responsibility for the administration of the licensing regime to individual authorities and it is for them to consider each application on its own merits. The Act does not...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing: Live Music (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: We do not hold this information. The statistical data collected by the department identify how many premises have permission, in the form of a premises licence or club premises certificate, to put on regulated entertainment, including live music. However, it is not known how many schools have obtained an appropriate permission to cover live performances of music and the provision of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sport: Swimming (13 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: This is a matter for the Amateur Swimming Association, which is responsible for the management of the capital funding allocation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sport: Swimming (13 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The recently revised copy of the Amateur Swimming Association's capital funding of swimming pools has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sport: Swimming (13 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The 2009-13 National Governing Body Funding Memorandum of Agreement for Capital Build has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sport: Swimming (13 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: Sport England has been informed that the ASA has withdrawn this requirement from its criteria for capital guidance.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sport: Swimming (13 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: Sport England has advised that the 2009-13 National Governing Body Funding Memorandum of Agreement for Capital Build sets out sanctions should capital funding agreements be breached. Section 9 (Books, accounts and records) and Section 10 (Review of the 2009-13 National Governing Body Funding Memorandum of Agreement for Capital Build) set out procedures that are in place if conditions of the...

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill — Second Reading (10 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: My Lords, I am pleased, if somewhat humbled, to represent the Government on this Private Member's Bill, and to follow what has been an august range of speakers, all of whom have demonstrated their personal interest in many instances. Speaking personally, listening to some of the personal passion and commitment has been an experience in understanding the reality of the work of the Spoliation...

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill — Second Reading (10 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: My Lords, I will seek an answer and return to that, along with the noble Lord's other searching Committee-like questions, in a second. The conclusion was that removing the statutory restrictions that stop museums deaccessioning works of art lost during the Nazi era would be beneficial to all. It was also felt that legislation should include a sunset clause. I think that point was raised...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Digital Britain (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The Digital Britain final report stated that the energy consumption of digital radios is now broadly comparable to that of analogue, but cheaper digital equipment has yet to achieve parity. The Government have committed to work closely with manufacturers to examine this and other aspects of the environmental impact of the digital radio upgrade. A full analysis will form part of the impact...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Broadcasting: Analogue Radios (2 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The recently published Digital Britain report set out our vision for the delivery of a digital radio upgrade programme by the end of 2015, when we would expect all services carried on the national and local DAB multiplexes to cease broadcasting on analogue. In order to help achieve this, we have urged manufacturers to pursue opportunities to develop devices which convert analogue sets...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Tourism (2 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: According to the 2008 provisional International Passenger Survey figures, the number of visitors to the UK from Israel was 162,000. Please note that all these figures are for visitors whose country of residence was Israel, the number of Israeli nationals visiting in 2008 was 147,000.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing Act (1 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The Licensing Act 2003 has been in force since 2005 and has motivated a very large number of Parliamentary Questions and items of correspondence. It is not possible to determine precisely which of these is a complaint and which were asking for clarification of licensing law or making some other point, and it would not be a viable use of public money to publish every item. It is hoped that the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing: Live Music (1 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: Yes. The Regulatory Reform Committee asked: "Why could the definition not exclude particularly controversial matters such as extension of licensing hours at sex encounter establishments, extension of existing music or dancing licensing hours beyond 11 pm, and first-time applications to allow playing of music?". The Department for Culture, Media and Sport responded as follows: "DCMS has indeed...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing: Live Music (1 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: Under the Licensing Act 2003 (the Act), licensing authorities must carry out their functions under the Act with a view to promoting the licensing objectives. These are the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm. Public nuisance, in particular, may present a risk to residential amenity. The licensing regime...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing: Live Music (1 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The provision in the Licensing Act 1964 known as the "two in a bar rule", was created before the widespread use of modern amplification. It was widely misunderstood, unpopular with musicians and not widely used. Feedback from local authorities' representatives and members of the public, however, showed that two performers with amplification can create a significant level of public nuisance....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Licensing: Live Music (1 Jul 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The latest Alcohol Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Licensing Bulletin reports as of 31 March 2008 there were an estimated 80,500 premises licences with live music provisions (around 41 per cent of all premises licences). There were also an estimated 10,900 club premises certificates with live music provisions (around 62 per cent of all club premises certificates).

Written Answers — House of Lords: Broadcasting: Analogue Radios (30 Jun 2009)

Lord Carter of Barnes: The information is not available in the form requested. However, Ofcom's research in September 2008 showed that about 45.9 million analogue radio devices were in use at least once a week: Device Used at least once a week (millions) Personal music player with radio 9.1 Mobile phones with a radio 5.3 Clock radios/alarm clocks 8.8 Radio sets/portable radio sets 8.4 ...


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