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Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) ( 2 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: That does not include material that would not be shown otherwise on either a tablet, a computer or on television. I am wearing the tie of Hamilton Rugby Club, and I can watch the games on YouTube the week after.

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) ( 2 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: I would, maybe, accept the noble Earl’s point in this particular context, but the ID card has, of course, a variety of different uses—particularly if it is a smartcard—rather than just this one.

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) ( 2 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I am very reluctant to take part in this debate, because I was not available to speak at Second Reading, which always restrains noble Lords from speaking in Committee. However, I will make three points. First, I confess openly that I have indulged in sexual activity—I will not say when, as that might be unfair. But I have never fired a gun or a revolver in anger, or taken part in...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) ( 2 Feb 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, just for the sake of clarity, the noble Lord used the term “child pornography”, which is not the purpose of the verification. Verification is to stop children accessing pornography—let us get that absolutely right and on the record.

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I too support these amendments, which are on the right lines. My only reservation is that if BT is already the owner of the line into a property—it could be a commercial one—who is responsible if a repair needs to be done: Openreach or BT?

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I just want to raise an issue of the future rather than the present. I hope that masts will soon be a thing of the past and we move to satellite provision of telephony in the very near future. I do not know whether that will be the case, but I have certainly heard it will be. Otherwise, I agree with my noble friends that we ought to be moving to having the best provider we can get...

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I would like to add one category of cost to that: someone who lives in a remote area some distance away from the main telephone service. The cost of BT or another company installing a line up to that property can be outrageous, to be honest. It can be very considerable and much more than most people can afford to pay. So to the list of those who are disadvantaged and cannot get full...

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Curriculum Tests (15 Dec 2016)

Lord Maxton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of recent changes to the national curriculum and teacher assessment frameworks on the need for effective and clear communication between teachers and parents on children's performance in school.

Written Answers — Department for Education: National Curriculum Tests (15 Dec 2016)

Lord Maxton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from parents concerning communications between teachers and parents on children's performance in school.

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Maxton: If the noble Lord will allow me, I did not say that there should be no consultation with the Scottish Parliament but I do not want the Scottish Parliament to have control over the broadcasting services.

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I started off by looking at whether I should make this speech at all. I read what I said last time, in the debate instituted by my noble friend Lady Bakewell, and thought maybe I should not as I said then most of what I want to say now. However, I will say several things, which I hope will be brief. First, as a Scot I do not want to see the Scottish Parliament in control of a BBC...

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Maxton: Well, the BBC is going to continue its life for the next 11 years, apparently, on the basis of the charter that we are debating tonight. There is no statute that we can seek to amend at this point in time. I have to say to my noble friend Lord Cashman that there are people who are accountable to the licence fee payers. They are elected by the licence fee payers. They work along the Corridor...

BBC Charter - Motion to Take Note (12 Oct 2016)

Lord Maxton: I accept up to a point what the noble Lord says, but the fact is Mr John Humphrys is not poachable by anybody. He knows exactly what salary is being paid to whichever politician he is interviewing at any point in time, but that politician does not know what his salary is and they ought to.

BBC - Statement (15 Sep 2016)

Lord Maxton: I am delighted that in October we will have a debate on the review and the royal charter, but will we be able to amend it? Will we be able to vote on it? In particular, will those people along the Corridor, who after all are the only people elected to represent the licence payers of this country, be able to vote and amend the charter as it is at present proposed? I will give the noble Earl...

Electoral Fraud - Question (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Maxton: My Lords—

Electoral Fraud - Question (12 Sep 2016)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, is it not the case that the most obvious way to reduce electoral fraud across the board is the compulsory introduction of an ID card with smart card technology and an identity built in—either fingertip, eye or, preferably, genetic material at birth—and then that card has to be used before you can vote? Eventually, that will lead to electronic voting as well.

Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I start by thanking my noble friend Lady Morgan—or “Sally”, as I would call her—for the excellent report and for the way she introduced it. I am not the only noble Lord to speak who is not a member of the committee, but I am certainly am one of the few, and I hope that noble Lords will therefore allow me to range a little wider than the report itself. First, I have a...

Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Maxton: Exactly. That makes the point that I am considered to be almost a nerd by some people in the House of Lords, and certainly I describe myself as the one-eyed man in the kingdom of the blind. But my confession is that while I know exactly what I want to know and how to use a computer, I do not have the foggiest idea of how a computer works. I know how to work it, but I do not know how it works....

Digital Skills (Select Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2016)

Lord Maxton: Before my noble friend leaves that point, there are those who predict that the age of 105 is way out and that the first person who will live to 150 has already been born and is probably in their mid-30s.

European Union Referendum (Voter Registration) Regulations 2016 - Motion to Approve ( 9 Jun 2016)

Lord Maxton: My Lords, I will be brief, although I am tempted to go into a long diatribe about compulsory registration, which I think ought to be the case, as people would automatically be registered and would have to take themselves off the register rather than the other way round. That would be the best way of doing it. What I am concerned about now, however, is registration for the postal vote. We...


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