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Jobcentres and the DWP Estate — [Mr Nigel Evans in the Chair] (20 Jul 2017)

Alison Thewliss: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Mr Evans. It is also a pleasure to see my old friend from the Strathclyde fire board, the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Bill Grant). I can confirm that he is a bit of a wind-up merchant, but his comments failed to address the points that my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens) started with. The issue is the...

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Northern Ireland (20 Jul 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...of the current delivery . The government has also confirmed that it will make available £75 million per year over two years for further ultrafast broadband roll-out in Northern Ireland. The Digital Economy Bill has passed through Parliament and has now received Royal Assent to become an Act. The Digital Economy Act 2017 includes a mechanism that will enable the Government to...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (19 Jul 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...down the phone. There are already measures in place to tackle unsolicited calls more broadly. The Information Commissioner’s Office enforces restrictions on unsolicited direct marketing, and the Digital Economy Act, passed earlier this year, required it to issue a statutory code of practice on direct marketing activities. The code will include guidance for direct marketing...

Electricity Market (EAC Report) - Motion to Take Note (17 Jul 2017)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: ...of £150 which followed the 13 years of my noble friend’s reforms. The Committee on Climate Change is by no means an objective source, but I take it that it will provide a reasonable estimate; it reckons that one-quarter of electricity bills will be needed to provide funding for a low-carbon policy by 2020. That is a triumph for Sir Humphrey—the idea that you should pass...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Economy Act commencement (17 Jul 2017)

Matthew Hancock: In April this year, Her Majesty the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Digital Economy Act 2017. The Act introduced measures to help consumers access broadband, build digital infrastructure, protect children from online pornography and enable better public services using digital technologies. A number of important provisions in the Act have already come into force. These include powers on...

Space Industry Bill [HL] - Second Reading (12 Jul 2017)

Lord Rosser: My Lords, this Bill is clearly regarded, I hope correctly, as not potentially controversial; hence it is starting its passage through Parliament in your Lordships’ House. The Bill appears to have had a somewhat truncated period for consideration and scrutiny prior to its Second Reading. The Draft Spaceflight Bill, as it was then called, was published on 21 February, with an invitation...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill (10 Jul 2017)

Marcus Jones: We have had an interesting and, at times, wide-ranging debate on this important Bill. It is good to see such interest from Government Back Benchers, but it is slightly disappointing not to hear one speech from an Opposition Back Bencher on such a critical issue across the country. The improvement of connectivity in the digital age helps individuals in their workplaces and homes, and can...

Digital Economy Act 2017 (Amendment) (Definition of Extreme Pornography) Bill [HL] - First Reading (10 Jul 2017)

Digital Economy Act 2017 (Amendment) (Definition of Extreme Pornography) Bill [HL] - First Reading

Financial Inclusion: New Technology - Question for Short Debate (6 Jul 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...been working on since 2010 are a substantial piece of work—I had already given notice to the Minister that I might raise this—and it is worth thinking about them, because they set the tone for this arrangement. The idea is that digital financial inclusion will benefit from an approach using fintech—we have enough evidence now to express that. We are talking about a major...

Businesses and SMEs - Motion to Take Note (6 Jul 2017)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: the UK. I agree with the noble Lord, Lord Tunnicliffe, that there is a consensus in the House on the importance of businesses, small firms in particular, because of their influence on their economy and broader prosperity. They are indeed the wealth creators. As my noble friend Lord Fraser said, their taxes fund our public services. They are the employers who create opportunities for a...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Second Reading (5 Jul 2017)

Lord Haskel: My Lords, my interest in the Bill stems from my membership of the Select Committee on Financial Exclusion, which reported in March this year. Our report dealt with financial exclusion; the Bill deals with financial inclusion; but, even so, it puts into effect some of the 22 recommendations to which the Minister referred. This is not really surprising, because it was an all-party committee and...

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Bill (3 Jul 2017)

Stephen Kerr: the country are all mainstays of my constituency, not to mention the two whisky distilleries making great use of our prodigious rainfall and fertile soils. Our financial services sector and high-tech businesses in the digital economy all make up a diverse, high-value economy that contributes to the success of Stirling and of the Scottish and the UK economies. I am a graduate of the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (Continued) (29 Jun 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...make the NHS the safest health system in the world, helping people to make more informed financial decisions, correcting 70 years of policy failure to deliver a high-quality system of technical education, improving the quality and safety of our digital economy, and challenging the culture of indifference that ranks mental health below physical health. This is an agenda that will deliver a...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (29 Jun 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: think afresh about how they can help raise attainment in state schools. We will work with them to do just that. The core schools budget has been protected in real terms since 2010. It will rise from £41 billion in 2017-18 to more than £42 billion in 2019-20, with increasing pupil numbers. We recognise that schools are facing cost pressures, so we will continue to advise them...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (28 Jun 2017)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: a very alarming thought, and business is saying this to government. I am not yet convinced that government is listening. Business and the City warn of the hit to the service industries, particularly finance and the fast-growing digital economy if we leave the single market. Here I say, with great regret, to the noble Lord, Lord Lamont, that for the first time I have detected a hint of...

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