Results 1–20 of 1558 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Karen Bradley

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: Thank you, Mr Speaker; the length of the name of the Department now makes it sound like a land grab. Over 94% of UK homes and businesses can now access superfast broadband and we are on track to reach 95% by the end of the year. Superfast broadband coverage will extend beyond that to at least another 2% of premises. For those not covered by superfast broadband, we will ensure universal...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: I am disappointed to hear about the superfast coverage in my hon. Friend’s constituency, because this Government have put the resources behind the superfast programme, but we are obviously reliant on local authorities, and, in the case of Scotland, the Scottish Government, to deliver the superfast programme. But we have always said that superfast gives good connectivity to as many...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: We are determined to make sure that all businesses and people living in my hon. Friend’s constituency are able to access the broadband speeds they need to ensure they can be part of the digital revolution in our economy. I assure my hon. Friend that we will deliver full fibre to his constituency as soon as practicable.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: It is a shame that the hon. Gentleman takes that approach. In 2012 only 2% of premises in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeen South (Ross Thomson), for example, had access to superfast broadband, but the figure is now 94%, thanks to the actions of this Government. We know that we need to continue working on this, because it is important that we get the right access for...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: My Department speaks regularly to the Welsh Government, who, as with the Scottish Government in Scotland, have responsibility for delivering superfast broadband across Wales. They will have heard the hon. Gentleman’s comments, and I am sure they will act upon them.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: I am very pleased that Superfast Essex will reach 95%, and, as I said in my opening remarks, the superfast programme does not end at the end of 2017; we expect a further 2% of premises to be covered by superfast under the programme. I also urge my hon. Friend and her constituency neighbours in Essex to encourage take-up of superfast broadband, because, as people take up access to it, money...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: This is about delivery of superfast broadband, not just ambition, and I am afraid that the Scottish Government are behind on every single measure compared with other areas—[Interruption.] The hon. Gentleman talks about money, money, money but the important point is that this is about delivery. Other local authorities and areas have been able to deliver, and I hope that the Scottish...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries: Careers (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: We are collaborating closely with industry to develop a sector deal for the creative industries. This includes considering how Government and industry can partner to strengthen the pipeline talent to the sector. Following the independent review of the sector by Sir Peter Bazalgette, we are working with the Creative Industries Council and the Creative Industries Federation and discussing...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries: Careers (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: I completely agree that apprenticeships are a fantastic thing, and it is a great achievement of this Government that so many more young people are taking them up. They are a fantastic way of getting the skills and training they need for their careers. There are specific issues with regard to apprenticeships in the creative industries, particularly as a result of there being so many...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries: Careers (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: I think we have a question on Channel 4’s location later. Channel 4 has done incredibly great work when it comes to diversity. Its on-screen talent includes people with disabilities, people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and people of different sexualities. It has been very good at promoting diversity, and I want to pay tribute to it for the work that it has done....

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries: Careers (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: We are aware of those concerns and we are working with the Department for Communities and Local Government to look at the proposition that has been put forward.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries: Careers (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: I could not have put it better than my hon. Friend has done.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Creative Industries: Careers (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: Membership of the Creative Industries Council is determined by the membership of the Council. It is not a Government decision. The hon. Gentleman will be aware, if he has been speaking to the council, that because of the sector deal, any decisions about future membership have been deferred until the deal has been finalised.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: The creative industries are one of the UK’s greatest success stories, contributing over £87 billion to the economy. We have been working with the creative industries to understand the impacts and opportunities presented by our decision to leave the EU.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: I agree that Manchester is a fantastic, creative, innovative and diverse city. I am sure the hon. Gentleman will join me in welcoming, for example, the Factory project, in which £78 million is being spent on regenerating the old Granada studios into an amazing creative space and hub. He will also welcome the fact that yesterday the Government announced a doubling of the number of tier 1...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Leaving the EU: Creative Industries (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: My hon. Friend is right. Clearly there are challenges, but there are great opportunities. These are global industries that have operated outside the 27 member states of the European Union forever. They are a great British success story, and I am determined to make that continue.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: S4C (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: As the hon. Lady will know, Euryn Ogwen Williams’ independent review of S4C is ongoing. It will consider a range of issues, including S4C’s remit, governance and funding methods.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: S4C (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: This is an independent review. I have asked Euryn Ogwen Williams to look at the issues of remit, governance and funding methods, and it is down to him, as an independent reviewer, to look at those matters.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: S4C (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: I agree with the hon. Lady that S4C is a fantastic success story, one introduced by a Conservative Government in the 1980s and one that continues to promote the Welsh language in such a fantastic way. We have an independent review, and I am determined to support and deliver a fantastic S4C for the future, making sure it is fit for the 21st century.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Channel 4: Relocation (16 Nov 2017)

Karen Bradley: The Government have made it clear that Channel 4 must have a major presence outside London. As a publicly owned broadcaster, it is essential that it reflects and provides for the country as a whole.


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