All 6 results for adam afriyie internet in the 'Commons debates' speaker:Adam Afriyie

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Consumer Rights Bill (28 Jan 2014)

Adam Afriyie: ...time, consumers and small businesses will be able to challenge anti-competitive practices. We all know, as consumers, that if a company does not quite deliver what it is supposed to deliver in the case of a low-value item bought on the internet or perhaps in a supermarket, it is futile to suggest that we should attempt single-handedly to argue that competition was not working effectively,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband (9 Feb 2012)

Adam Afriyie: ...we have no choice: we have to rely on innovation—both innovative industries and the innovation of our people—to bring economic growth to every region. Today’s satellites can beam high-speed internet access to every region of Britain, instantly opening up remote areas to economic activity. Does the Secretary of State share my vision for a connected Britain in which...

Fire Safety (Protection of Tenants) Bill (19 Nov 2010)

Adam Afriyie: ...acknowledge that it potentially embeds an older technology into legislation, which we are trying to get away from? Does he agree that legislating for a particular technology might not be wise when internet and wireless devices, and all sorts of similar things, are being developed?

Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] (6 Apr 2010)

Adam Afriyie: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that correction. He gave a considered and balanced view. He was pleased with the reserve powers for Nominet, and concerned about internet safety issues. He was remarkably open to market mechanisms, or other ways of enabling internet access that did not require cumbersome legislation. I very much welcomed those comments and the fact that he wanted to avoid...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: NHS IT Programme (6 Jun 2007)

Adam Afriyie: ..., the world of technology has changed rapidly. There has been the move from mainframe computers to desktop personal computers, and there have been distributed systems, centralised systems and the internet. In any major IT project—the one we are discussing is the largest in the world—account must be taken of the technologies that are developed and those that are under-developed....

Orders of the Day: Further Education and Training Bill [L ords] (21 May 2007)

Adam Afriyie: ...of us remain in it later in life. He considered the lifelong learning pattern and the way in which further education could enable that. The Bill is a missed opportunity. We have modern technology, including the internet and websites. If we wanted to ensure that supply and demand were matched, providing information is the way to do that. Nowhere does the Bill enable or empower people who...

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