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Education (15 May 2019)

Chris Skidmore: ...researchers from being able to participate in UK research life. Turning to the points made by the hon. Member for Blackpool South (Gordon Marsden), on the amendment to schedule 3 of the Charities Act 2011, which sets out that charities are exempt from registration with and direct regulation by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, HEFCE was the principal regulator for HE providers...

TV Licences for over-75S (8 May 2019)

Michael Ellis: ...deal for the BBC” that provided “financial stability”. Parliament agreed—transferring responsibility for the concession was debated extensively during the passage through the House of the Digital Economy Act 2017. The House will therefore recognise that the Government have been clear about their expectations on this matter. Again, I want to make it clear that the House agreed in...

Online Harms White Paper - Motion to Take Note (30 Apr 2019)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote: ...to bring in a duty of care for social media companies. I shall follow the detail of this debate with interest as well, especially the role of the proposed new regulator, which will issue codes of practice on preventing children accessing inappropriate content, including codes on: “Steps companies should take to ensure children are unable to access inappropriate content, including...

Making Tax Digital for VAT (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (29 Apr 2019)

Lord Davies of Oldham: The answer is categorically yes. In fact, I was going to develop that argument briefly but I do not need to now: in his opening speech, the noble Lord made the main charge against the Government and their response to the report thus far quite clear. I utterly endorse that position. I am very grateful for the speech he made today and the way in which he obviously led the committee to produce...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Pornography (29 Apr 2019)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will implement the requirements in the Digital Economy Act 2017 in relation to age verification on websites with pornographic content.

UK Advertising in a Digital Age (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (25 Apr 2019)

Lord Bilimoria: My Lords, the UK’s advertising industry is a success story. It contributes £120 billion to the UK economy and supports 1 million jobs. London is seen as the global headquarters of advertising and a centre of excellence. We have heard that we export around the world and attract the best talent from overseas, giving us the highest quality internationally. Advertising contributes to our...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Prices (23 Apr 2019)

Therese Coffey: This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only. The Government’s November 2017 ‘Strategic policy statement to Ofwat’, the economic regulator for the water industry, challenged the water industry to do more for vulnerable customers in England, including older people. In Ofwat’s Price Review 2019 process in which water companies set out their...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Utilities: Prices (23 Apr 2019)

Therese Coffey: a) Energy policy is the responsibility of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy. b) The Government’s November 2017 ‘Strategic policy statement to Ofwat’, the economic regulator for the water industry, challenged the water industry to do more for vulnerable customers in England, including older people. In Ofwat’s Price Review 2019 process in which water...

Online Harms - Statement (8 Apr 2019)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, with the leave of the House, I would like to repeat a Statement made by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in the other place recently, as follows: “The Government have today published a White Paper setting out our proposals to make the internet a safer place. For so many people, the internet is an integral part of daily life....

Online Harms White Paper (8 Apr 2019)

Jeremy Wright: ...online abuse. For the vulnerable, online experiences can mean cyber-bullying and the risk of grooming and exploitation. We cannot allow such behaviour to undermine the very real benefits that the digital revolution can bring. If we surrender our online spaces to those who spread hate, abuse and fear, we will all lose. This is a serious situation and it requires a serious response. The...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (28 Mar 2019)

Baroness Goldie: ...and the noble Baroness, Lady Northover. Various things are happening to build a more sustainable future, but 25 member states have now joined the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance and are taking action to eliminate all avoidable single-use plastic waste and reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans. To build a more secure future, we are working with member states and international...

Petition - Maintenance of Stroke Services at Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Hospital Margate: Small Business Exports (20 Mar 2019)

Graham Stuart: ...support foreign direct investment into Stoke and the rest of the UK. This has included involvement with the majority of foreign direct investment projects, which in total created 76,000 jobs in 2017-18, amounting to nearly 1,500 new jobs per week across the country. But we need to go further. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 232,400 SMEs exported in...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Spring Statement 2019 (13 Mar 2019)

Philip Hammond: ...first cohort in September. The government has committed £21 million to the Centre. Infrastructure Today I can also make the following announcements, that will help to deliver the physical and digital infrastructure the UK needs: Borderlands Growth Deal – Up to £260 million for this innovative deal to strengthen the deep ties that bind these communities within the United Kingdom. On...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Service Broadcasting: Digital Technology (5 Mar 2019)

Margot James: The Government recognises the value and importance of high quality public service content and the need for this to be widely accessible to viewers. That is why under the Digital Economy Act 2017 the Government required Ofcom to publish a report which looks at the ease of finding PSB content across all platforms. Ofcom has consulted on proposed changes to the linear EPG Code and how the...

Data Protection (Charges and Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 - Motion to Approve (18 Feb 2019)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, I declare an interest which every Member of this House who speaks will have to declare so perhaps I can save them the bother. I will benefit from the fact that I will not have to pay the £40 charge if the regulations are approved. Secondly, my wife is a parish councillor and will also benefit. The original regulations were debated and approved in this House on 20 March 2018. Noble...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Self-harm (11 Feb 2019)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: Government is taking a range of measures to protect children and young people from harmful online content. Through the Digital Economy Act 2017, the government is introducing a requirement for commercial providers of online pornography to have robust age verification controls in place to prevent children and young people under 18 from accessing pornographic material. In addition we have...


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