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Scottish Parliament: Islands (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (8 Feb 2018)

Humza Yousaf: I am delighted to open the stage 1 debate on the Islands (Scotland) Bill. It is fair to say that being transport minister does not make me the most popular person on the planet, but my colleagues and members from across the parties envy the islands part of my portfolio. I am envied when I travel across Scotland, seeing some of the most stunning scenery and the most beautiful places in which...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (7 Feb 2018)

...tide, be agreed to. Motion, as amended, agreed to, That the Parliament acknowledges and shares the increasing recognition of the cumulative damage that plastics are doing to the environment and economy, not just domestically but also globally; agrees that there is a need for an evidence-based approach to tackle the problem; welcomes the actions that the Scottish Government and others have...

Data Protection and Privacy - Question (5 Feb 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: I do not believe that that is the case although I cannot give an absolute guarantee because I am not sure of my facts. One thing that the Digital Economy Bill did was to outline what Governments can do with their own data. They can use it within government. The general data protection regulation makes the issue of consent much more explicit. Consent has to be genuine consent.

Independent Radio Production - Question for Short Debate (1 Feb 2018)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ..., including that of the Minister, as well as that of my previous apprentice and now fully fledged shadow Minister for DCMS, my noble friend Lord Griffiths of Burry Port. In our debate on the Digital Economy Bill last year, discussed in an earlier debate today, I tabled an amendment on the future of the UK radio production sector. It attracted only one speaker apart from myself and the...

Particulars of Proposed Designation of Age-Verification Regulator - Motion to Approve (1 Feb 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: We debated this extensively during the passage of the Digital Economy Bill. Parliament agreed with the very clear definition of extreme pornography, which is based on the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. That is what it will opine on. The primary legislation—the Digital Economy Act—requires the Secretary of State to consult on the impact and effectiveness of the...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Blencathra: ...and customs union, with all the dire consequences that would entail. Of course, the Treasury in its May 2016 dodgy dossier also said that there would be an immediate loss of 500,000 jobs and the economy would crash into recession. As John Longworth, writing in the paper on Monday, said, either the Treasury economic experts got their model hopelessly wrong or they were deliberately lying. I...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (Continued) (30 Jan 2018)

Lord Blackwell: My Lords, while noting my business interests as set out in the register, I would like to make it clear that I will be speaking in this debate and at later stages of the Bill in a purely personal capacity as a Member of this House. Listening to the debate, I note that many views have, of course, been expressed around the House on the merits of what we are embarked upon. Noble Lords will know...

Russia - Question for Short Debate (29 Jan 2018)

Lord Howell of Guildford: .... I shall make a few quick observations in the limited time allowed. First, it is often forgotten that although Russia has a huge land mass and many talented people, in global terms it has a dwarf economy: half the size of Italy’s, less than half the size of ours, one-ninth the size of China’s and fourteen times smaller than that of the USA. The amazing thing is how such a...

Registration of Marriage Bill [HL] - Second Reading (26 Jan 2018)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, I add my thanks to the right reverend Prelate for introducing this small but very important Bill. The Civil Registration Service is one of the hidden administrative gems of this country. Every year, up and down the land, around 1 million births, marriages and deaths are recorded. It happens routinely, usually without drama, but provides the legal, evidential base for our very...

Sky-Fox Update - Statement (23 Jan 2018)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...a broadcasting licence is central to having a fair and plural press in this country. However, the test itself is flawed and outdated and needs to be revised. I refer the noble and learned Lord to amendments to the Digital Economy Act which we debated in the last Parliament and which we withdrew on the basis that the Government were considering amending the current provisions and would be...

Scottish Parliament: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (23 Jan 2018)

Willie Coffey: ...a little about the European charter of fundamental rights, which will be left behind when the UK leaves the European Union; and, if I have time, I will make a few comments on the single market and the digital single market. A good place to start might be clause 11, which is the main feature, although there are other significant areas of concern with the bill. The committee unanimously...

Points of Order: Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [Lords] (22 Jan 2018)

Darren Jones: ...from Bank of England and Office for Budget Responsibility data is that consumer credit—unsecured loans—is up by 19% since 2010. Car financing—a huge new area of secured personal debt—has added £30 billion in the same timeframe. Student debt under this Government has doubled to nearly £100 billion. In real terms, there has been a 7% increase since 2010 in...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Third Reading (17 Jan 2018)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, I will just slip in for a couple of minutes in the light of the Minister’s very shrewd appraisal of the progress on the Bill. I had not quite realised that the Bill team were treating the Digital Economy Bill as a dress rehearsal for the Data Protection Bill, but that is really why this has gone so smoothly, with very much the same cast on the Front Benches. We on these...

Brexit: Deal or No Deal (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2018)

Baroness Ludford: ..., security and ability to travel and connect. The report well documents the costs and horrific disruption of an abrupt, chaotic Brexit, with many specific examples. People stand to lose their jobs, see their food bills shoot up and find their lives badly affected in myriad ways. The CBI also highlighted a very important point. While the UK might have enshrined EU law domestically, through...

Mobile Phone Contracts — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (16 Jan 2018)

Margot James: ...I am well attuned to that fact. For the sake of completeness, I wanted to mention some of the positive things that are happening, which I accept may be less accessible to some older consumers. The Digital Economy Act 2017 included several measures that are helping Ofcom to empower and protect consumers. Of particular relevance is that the legislation included help for Ofcom to set...

Social Media: News - Motion to Take Note (11 Jan 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...have developed a clear ambition, as stated in our manifesto commitment, to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. We aim to realise that ambition via policies developed through our new digital charter. If I may initially confine myself to the noble Baroness’s Motion—which I know is not always the practice in this House—I must make the point that online...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Report (3rd Day) (10 Jan 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...a similar amendment. I hope that I can use this opportunity to provide further reassurance that it is unnecessary. The Government replaced the existing notification system with a new system of charges payable by data controllers in the Digital Economy Act. We did this for two reasons. First, the new GDPR has done away with the need for notification. Secondly, and consequentially, we needed...

BBC Pay (9 Jan 2018)

Matthew Hancock: ...I agree with my hon. Friend. Sometimes the Committee work of this House is overlooked, but my hon. Friend gives a good example of a measure that was properly scrutinised in Committee, put into the Digital Economy Bill and made law, thanks to the work in Committee of Members on both sides of the House, including my hon. Friend, to whom I pay tribute.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Internet (8 Jan 2018)

Matthew Hancock: We will continue strongly to support a free and open internet, as the bedrock for a thriving and innovative digital economy. As such we strongly support our net neutrality rules, which work well to help ensure users, not internet companies, are in control. As such, we are clear that users of internet services should be able to access the services they wish to, without unnecessary blocking...

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (Science and Technology Report) - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2017)

Baroness Sugg: .... The UK is well above the EU average in having access to the specialist skills required to develop and implement this technology, but we need to stay ahead. We will have to keep improving as the digital economy grows. For connected and autonomous vehicles this will require continued focus on a wide range of technical disciplines, from vehicle and infrastructure engineering to digital...


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