Results 1–20 of 5720 for speaker:Matthew Hancock

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Government Property Unit (20 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has made no applications to Government Property Unit to extend or renew any lets since 2012. Information on our Arm’s Length Bodies’ applications is not held centrally and to obtain it would incur a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Video Games: Regulation (20 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We are committed to protecting children from inappropriate content in video games. The supply of video games on physical media in the UK is regulated under the Video Recordings Act 1984. In 2012 the Government strengthened this law so that any such games must be referred to the VSC Rating Board for a Pegi age rating if they are unsuitable for children. A retailer convicted of supplying a game...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Food: Advertising (19 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Current advertising restrictions in the UK on high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) products are among the toughest in the world. Strict new rules came into effect on 1 July banning the advertising of HFSS food or drink products in children’s media. These restrictions apply across all non-broadcast media including in print, cinema, online and in social media. In August we announced £5...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: S4C: Reviews (19 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The scope of the review and the evidence sought is outlined in the terms of reference published on gov.uk. Key partners, stakeholders and parties interested in S4C have been invited to submit evidence for the chair to consider. The chair and review secretariat welcomes evidence from anyone with an interest in S4C.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications: EU Law (18 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) is still being negotiated within the EU. Trilogues have not yet even begun and therefore it is too early to say when the EECC will be adopted by the EU. While the UK is still a ​Member ​State of the EU​, the UK will act in accordance with ​our rights and obligations associated with this. ​

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Commercial Broadcasting: Radio (18 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The commercial radio deregulation consultation closed on 8 May 2017. We intend on publishing the government response in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit (17 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Staff within the DCMS EU Team lead on providing advice to Ministers on EU Exit and related issues. Members of staff across the Department also provide advice and analyses on EU Exit issues as required. Given the interactions between EU exit work and the Department's other priorities, it would not be possible to give an accurate figure.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (17 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We do not hold information on superfast broadband take-up percentage by constituency.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection: EU Law (17 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The Data Protection Bill will require the Information Commissioner to prepare statutory data sharing and direct marketing codes of practice. The Commissioner will be required to submit these codes to the Secretary of State and the codes must subsequently be laid before Parliament for consideration. The Secretary of State may also require the Commissioner to prepare additional codes giving...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: EU Law (17 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will convert European Union law into UK law as it applies in the UK at the moment of exit. This will ensure that, wherever possible, the same rules and laws will apply the day after exit as they did before. The Government is still making a detailed assessment of what corrections will be required to make that law function appropriately on exit day. The...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Openreach (17 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We do not hold this information; however Ofcom’s quarterly complaints data are available here: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-rese arch/telecoms-complaints-data

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Openreach (17 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Openreach is accountable to its wholesale customers (the communications providers, such as Sky and TalkTalk), who in turn are accountable to their retail customers (individual consumers and businesses). Ofcom has worked to improve Openreach’s accountability by:Imposing service quality rules that require Openreach to deliver faster line repairs and installations for telephone and...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: DCMS participates in the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO) scheme, which is part of Cabinet Office. In the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), one civil servant is part of the Government Commercial Organisation. The individual has not been seconded outside Government, as part of GCO, and was not seconded in.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equifax (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The cyber security of the UK, including the protection of our citizens and their data online, is a top priority for the Government. Since the Equifax incident, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the National Crime Agency, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Information Commissioner’s Office have worked together to protect British citizens who may have been affected by the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Information Commissioner: Credit Reference Agencies (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We do not hold information on the number of meetings the Information Commissioner and her staff hold with credit rating agencies or other organisations. The Information Commissioner's Office do publish the minutes and papers of meetings on their website, which can be found at https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/our-information/minutes-and -papers/.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: BBC Parliament: Hearing Impairment (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: This is an operational matter for the BBC. However, the BBC has made a commitment to provide subtitles for 100% of scheduled live House of Commons coverage by 2019 and has met this target since September 2016. Subtitles are also provided for a proportion of the House of Lords coverage and of Select Committees.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equifax: Disclosure of Information (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We take the security of personal data held by organisations very seriously and are addressing the Equifax data breach and its consequences for UK customers. The National Cyber Security Centre and partners including the National Crime Agency, Information Commissioner and Financial Conduct Authority, are all engaged with Equifax to examine this incident and any appropriate action will be taken.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Redundancy Pay (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: No exit payments were paid to core departmental staff in the 2015-16 year. In 2016-17, six exit payments were made. 57.7% of the value of exit payments for core departmental staff was paid to women and 42.3% of the value was paid to men. The information requested for departmental groups by gender in not held centrally and to obtain it would incur a disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts: EU Grants and Loans (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The UK's creative sector benefits from a range of EU schemes such as Creative Europe, Erasmus+, the Economic Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). The Government does not hold information on all EU funding by sub-sector. We are working closely with stakeholders to ensure that our ongoing funding commitments best service the UK’s interests.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cybercrime (16 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: DCMS has ongoing and frequent engagement on cyber skills with a wide range of organisations including cyber security training providers, cyber and non-cyber businesses, academia and professional organisations. A number of the primary stakeholder groups we regularly engage with on DCMS Cyber Security CNI Apprenticeships scheme and the Cyber Schools Programme can be found at...


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