Results 281–291 of 291 for digital economy act 2010

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: British-Irish Council Summit Meeting (17 Nov 2009)

Robin Newton: In compliance with the requirements of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, I wish to make the following report on the thirteenth summit meeting of the British-Irish Council, which was held in St Helier, Jersey, on 13 November 2009. All Northern Ireland Ministers who attended the summit have agreed that I will make the statement to the Assembly on their behalf and that it will be based closely on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Ways and Means — Financial Statement (22 Apr 2009)

Alistair Darling: schools, hospitals and other key public services, and we will work to rebuild our financial services. Taken together, the measures in this Budget will build on the strengths of the British economy and its people and speed the recovery, providing jobs and spreading prosperity. In all of these decisions, we have been guided by our core values of fairness and opportunity, and our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: British-Irish Council Summit in Cardiff (23 Mar 2009)

Peter Robinson: In compliance with the requirements of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and on behalf of the deputy First Minister and me, I will provide the Assembly with the following report on the twelfth summit meeting of the British-Irish Council (BIC), which was held in Cardiff on 20 February 2009. All Northern Ireland Ministers who attended the summit have approved the report, which I make on their...

Postal Services Bill [HL]: Second Reading (10 Mar 2009)

Lord Mandelson: ...that I had with him, I was struck by his extensive knowledge of the postal industry and by his infectious enthusiasm. He will be deeply missed both within and beyond this House. We live in a digital age. As we send more texts and emails, we send fewer letters. The Mobile Data Association estimates that we sent around 216 million text messages per day in 2008. That same year, we sent five...

Business of the House: Welsh Affairs (26 Feb 2009)

Wayne David: all Welsh Members. I was pleased that nearly all those who contributed to the debate focused on the people whom they represent in their constituencies rather than on somewhat remote theories and activities. Most people in Wales are worried about the economy, and that was brought home to us in the passionate contributions from my right hon. Friend the Member for Islwyn (Mr. Touhig) and...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (11 Dec 2008)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: elective care and remains the ideal for all admissions. It is not the case that local authorities are failing at LINks. Local authorities have been under a duty since 2008 to ensure that LINk activities can take place where it is taking longer than expected to establish the LINk itself. Strategic health authorities across the country will be working closely with their local NHS and...

Further Education and Training Bill [HL] (13 Dec 2006)

Lord Adonis: ..., but more needs to be done and this Bill represents the next stage in a reform programme designed to equip our people with the skills necessary to succeed in life and to compete in the global economy. I need hardly emphasise to the House the scale of the skills challenge we face as a nation. Asia now produces more than Europe. China alone manufactures 50 per cent of the world's computers...

Debate on the Address (27 Nov 2006)

...looking at the economic climate and, in particular, at globalisation and how the Government can help to create the conditions for business success. Since 1997, we have created a strong and stable economy that has underpinned and strengthened the business environment. That has led to record continuous growth and high employment. We have had the longest period of low inflation since the...

Pre-Budget Report 2005 (19 Dec 2005)

Lord McKenzie of Luton: ...'s opportunity for a debate on the information that we provide to the European Commission. This falls to the Government as part of our duties under Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act. As noble Lords know, we report key information on our main economic policy measures to the Commission on an annual basis. Naturally, that includes pertinent data on non-inflationary...

Women and IT (2 May 2002)

Douglas Alexander: That is highly disadvantageous to women, because it means that they miss out on opportunities to earn the higher wages available in the IT sector. That is arguably another facet of the digital divide that, unless it is bridged, threatens to entrench inequalities between the sexes and within communities. It is also disadvantageous to business and to the wider economy. An IT...

International Development White Paper (3 May 2001)

Mohammad Sarwar: ...this important debate. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on publishing her Department's second White Paper. It is not simply a wish list of noble aims; it constitutes a practical approach to lifting millions out of poverty. I am proud that our Government are setting realistic targets, and leading the push for positive change. If the ambition is to be realised, it...

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