Results 1–20 of 950 for speaker:Julia Lopez

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Stockport (6 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: At present, 93% of premises can access ultrafast broadband (>100Mbps) in the constituency of Stockport, which compares favourably with the UK average of 69.03% (Thinkbroadband). As announced in our latest Project Gigabit delivery update, the Government is assessing further Regional Supplier procurements for areas such as Stockport, where very extensive commercial delivery continues. We will...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cinemas (6 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: The Government recognises the important cultural and economic value of cinemas, which is why we are pleased to have supported the sector during the pandemic with £33.8 million of Culture Recovery Fund awards and our generous package of pan-economy measures. In film distribution, an exclusivity window is the period of time for which a film is only available in cinemas before it is released...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Streaming and Television: Advertising (6 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: For television, the restrictions on the amount and scheduling of advertising are set out in Ofcom’s Code on the Scheduling of Television Advertising (COSTA). No such restrictions apply to commercial radio stations. COSTA places no limits on the amount of advertising an on-demand programme service can show. Regulation designed for broadcast services has not always been directly transposed to...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Brigg and Goole (6 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: According to the independent website Thinkbroadband, over 94.5% of premises in the constituency of Brigg and Goole have access to superfast broadband (>= 30 Mbps).

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Live Events Reinsurance Scheme (6 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: The Government recognises the important contribution that the Live Events sector makes to the UK’s culture and economy, and the significant challenges the Covid-19 pandemic has presented. The Live Events Reinsurance Scheme is designed to provide confidence to event organisers and enable them to plan future events, thereby supporting the economic recovery out of Covid-19. The scheme is a...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Events Industry: Insurance (3 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: The Government recognises the important contribution that the live events sector makes to the UK’s culture and economy, and the significant challenges the sector has faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Live Events Reinsurance Scheme will provide live events across the country - such as music festivals, conferences and business events with the confidence to plan for future...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Advertising (3 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: The Online Advertising Programme will be focussing on reviewing the regulatory model for the online advertising sector. My expectation is that we can develop a regulatory framework which is robust, well funded, and able to promote compliance and enforce quick remedial action where required. Following our initial call for evidence last year, officials have been analysing responses and engaging...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Building Digital UK Update (3 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: Broadband plays a pivotal role in today’s society. Its significance has been highlighted by Covid-19 and its importance will only increase in future years. Tackling the digital divide means ensuring that everyone in the UK can access and use digital communications services. Achieving this means ensuring the right infrastructure is in place to deliver nationwide connectivity for all. In...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: York (1 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: (a) DCMS currently has no plans to move civil servant jobs in the department to York. (b) DCMS currently has no plans to move further jobs in its non-departmental public bodies and government agencies to York. However, Historic England currently has 80 employees working out of its office in York and under its current recruitment policy it can consider any of its regional offices for most...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection: Recruitment (1 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: The Government has funded the creation of the new professional body for cyber, the UK Cyber Security Council, to establish coherent standards and pathways that will inform employer recruitment and an individual's career development. We are ensuring that every stage of the cyber skills supply chain is developed to meet the demands evidenced in the annual DCMS labour market survey. DCMS has...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Migrant Workers: Arts (1 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: The Global Talent Visa enables the UK to attract the best and brightest in a number of creative and cultural sectors, including through its fast-tracked route for award-winning leaders in these fields. The Government works closely with the endorsing bodies for the route, including Arts Council England, to develop the route to ensure it continues to meet sectors’ needs. We ensure that the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Meetings (1 Dec 2021)

Julia Lopez: All Ministers holding meetings or phone calls on government business are routinely accompanied by a private secretary, in line with the expectations of paragraph 8.14 of the Ministerial Code. If a private secretary is not available, another official will accompany this Minister. All meetings to discuss official government business are arranged through the department to ensure an official can...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Television: Advertising (29 Nov 2021)

Julia Lopez: There are currently no limits on the amount of advertising Ofcom regulated on-demand services (such as ITVHub) can show. However, there are restrictions on the type and content of advertising that appear on on-demand services. These are set out in Section 368F of the Communications Act. Ofcom has designated the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to enforce the rules. The advertising must...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff (26 Nov 2021)

Julia Lopez: The number of Senior Civil Servants employed by DCMS in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions has been listed in the table below. NUTS1 Region 1 March 2021 1 June 2021 1 Sept 2021 Wales 0 0 1 Scotland 0 0 0 Northern Ireland 0 0 0 North East England 0 0 0 North West England 2 4 4 Yorkshire and the Humber 1 1 1 East Midlands 0 0 0 West Midlands 0 0 0 ...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection (26 Nov 2021)

Julia Lopez: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent data protection regulator. It has a statutory duty to produce a code of practice that provides practical guidance for organisations on carrying out direct marketing in accordance with the data protection legislation and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. When the final code is published, it will...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications: Infrastructure (26 Nov 2021)

Julia Lopez: My department’s response to the consultation on the potential reform of the Electronic Communications Code was published on 24 November 2021. The proposed reforms set out in the response were brought forward in the Product Security and Telecommunication Infrastructure Bill, which was introduced in the House of Commons on 24 November 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications Systems: Wales (26 Nov 2021)

Julia Lopez: The upgrade of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is an industry-led initiative which is regulated by Ofcom. Providers are moving from the old PSTN to new digital Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. VoIP landlines do not require fibre broadband to function but simply a stable connection speed of 0.5Mbps. For current landline-only customers it will be possible to order a...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Credit Reference Agencies: Republic of Ireland (26 Nov 2021)

Julia Lopez: UK and Irish Credit Reference Agencies are able to exchange personal data under currently existing arrangements where required to do so. The UK has already legislated to deem EEA countries as adequate, on a transitional basis, which means personal data can flow freely from the UK to the EEA. The EU adopted data adequacy decisions for the UK in June 2021 which means personal data can flow...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff (25 Nov 2021)

Julia Lopez: The number of Civil Servants employed by DCMS in each of the 12 NUTS1 UK regions has been listed in the table below. NUTS1 Region 1 March 2021 1 June 2021 1 Sept 2021 Wales 0 3 9 Scotland 7 9 18 Northern Ireland 2 2 3 North East England 5 9 14 North West England 45 68 88 Yorkshire and the Humber 3 3 7 East Midlands 0 3 7 West Midlands 0 6 7 East...


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