Results 181–200 of 919 for digital economy bill

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Matthew Hancock: We are introducing legislation through the Digital Economy Bill to require that pornographic material must not be made available online on a commercial basis without age verification, to restrict its access to under 18s. Government works with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety to keep children and young people safe online. Bringing together industry, law enforcement, academia,...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies (15 Dec 2016)

Matthew Hancock: At 2016 Autumn Statement, the Government announced £1bn of new funding to boost the UK's digital infrastructure, including a programme of testbeds and trials to support the deployment and development of 5G. Further detail will be set out at Budget 2017 alongside a new 5G strategy, to ensure that the UK is able to maximise the opportunities from 5G leading to widespread deployment as soon...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom: Finance (15 Dec 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: Ofcom is currently funded through fees from industry for regulating broadcasting and communications networks and from grant in aid from government. The Digital Economy Bill contains a provision to change Ofcom’s funding so that it will be entirely self-funded, only receiving grant-in-aid for delivery of specific government programmes Under the Communications Act 2003 (sections 38 -...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget 2017-18 (15 Dec 2016)

Derek Mackay: .... It is an historic budget, delivered in challenging economic and political circumstances. The tax and spending proposals that I will set out today will improve our public services, support our economy and provide the foundations for future sustainable growth and prosperity. Over the coming weeks, I will work with all parties and stakeholders to build support for the proposals. The...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, the fact that this is a wide-ranging Bill is not surprising when you consider how the digital economy is transforming the world before us, and it has certainly been a wide-ranging debate. I thank all noble Lords for their contributions today, particularly those who have come to see me in the past week to discuss the legislation. Before the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, asks me, as he...

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (12 Dec 2016)

Baroness Barker: ..., I declare a non-pecuniary interest, in that I am an unpaid adviser to a company called Charity Checkout, which exists to assist small charities in particular to increase their ability to accept digital donations. It is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson. He was indeed here almost four years ago exactly when we discussed this measure in the original Bill. I also echo...

Petition - A509 Development Ashton Grove: EU Data Protection Rules (12 Dec 2016)

Matthew Hancock: I was about to come on to that issue, which was raised in the Digital Economy Bill Committee. The Bill includes important data-sharing arrangements, supported by the Labour Government in Wales, to improve public services and other things by ensuring that data are appropriately shared. Those sharing arrangements will still be protected by the data protection regime. The Bill is drafted...

Businesses: Rights and Responsibilities - Motion to Take Note (8 Dec 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, on securing this interesting debate. I have often found myself in opposition to him on various Bills and committees over the years but I have noticed a rather worrying tendency to agree more and more with what he says—I hope that is reciprocated—but I am sure it is because we are both squash players and...

Un International Day: Violence Against Women (8 Dec 2016)

Maria Miller: ...in this area, and not only that but help and support for victims through the revenge pornography helpline. I welcome the new guidance that has been issued to schools on sexting. I also welcome the Digital Economy Bill, which, for the first time, starts to put in place laws that recognise that the online world is very different—that is, the laws about age verification for accessing...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill: Review of the impact of the Act on pricing, research and development, and innovation (6 Dec 2016)

Philip Dunne: ...move was always in the same direction. My concern is that the amount could decline between one year and the next; it may not always go up—certainly not up in a straight line. Separately from the Bill, the Government are taking action to secure the UK’s future as an attractive place for the life sciences sector and to support faster patient access to medical innovations. I have...

Young People: Self-Harm - Question (6 Dec 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: Unquestionably, there is more that can be done. Some of those sites, certainly some of the pornographic sites, are being addressed in the Digital Economy Bill that is going through the House at the moment. But we are working with the national council and the Samaritans, which in turn are talking to people like Google and YouTube and the digital providers to see what we can do in this area. We...

Online Safety - Question for Short Debate (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Shields: ...the Government’s position and our broader approach to ensuring children’s safety online in our connected society. As noble Lords will know by now, I can confirm the developments on Report of the Digital Economy Bill earlier this week, specifically around family-friendly filters with respect to net neutrality, and on our proposals requiring age verification for sites delivering...

Scottish Parliament: Autumn Statement (30 Nov 2016)

Derek Mackay: ...take this opportunity to respond to the autumn statement that was delivered last week by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and to set out its implications for Scotland’s public finances and wider economy. The autumn statement and the accompanying analysis from the Office for Budget Responsibility starkly highlighted the detrimental impact of Brexit and the United Kingdom...

Digital Economy Bill - First Reading (29 Nov 2016)

Digital Economy Bill - First Reading

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones (29 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: Improving mobile connectivity across the UK is a priority for the Government, and the licence obligations on mobile operators are legally binding and enforceable by Ofcom. The Government's Digital Economy Bill, currently going through Parliament, will strengthen Ofcom’s enforcement powers by enabling it to issue fines to mobile phone companies that fail to meet their licence obligations.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Standards (29 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...general conditions that it considers appropriate for protecting the interests of the end-users of public electronic communications services. Breaches of conditions are enforceable by Ofcom. The Digital Economy Bill makes explicit Ofcom’s power to require communications providers to adhere to defined automatic compensation regimes.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones (29 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...across the UK, especially in those areas where coverage is poor, is a priority for the Government. The licence obligations arising from the December 2014 agreement have locked in investment of £5 billion and are delivering improved coverage across the UK. To support industry, our regulatory reforms to mobile planning laws in England, which came into force on 24 November, and the...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Telecommunications: Planning Permission (29 Nov 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...the guidance for communications providers when placing site notices for pole installation. A summary of the latest Code of Practice review is included in the Impact Assessment for Clause 7 of the Digital Economy Bill and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/digital-economy-b ill-part-2-digital-infrastructure Broadband Planning Impact Assessment (PDF...


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