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Digital Economy Bill: Age-verification regulator’s power to direct internet service providers to block access to material (28 Nov 2016)

John Whittingdale: take this as a precedent for saying, “It is fine to block content that we do not particularly like,” I think that it is a dangerous road to go down. I hope that the measures originally in the Bill will prove sufficient, that operators will introduce age verification and that we will pause before taking the next step and introducing ISP blocking. To that extent, I rather hope...

Aleppo: Digital Economy Bill (Programme) (No. 3) (28 Nov 2016)

Digital Economy Bill (Programme) (No. 3)

Digital Economy Bill (28 Nov 2016)

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Rural Bus Services - Question for Short Debate (24 Nov 2016)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...much of the food we eat, the water we drink, the landscapes we enjoy and the biodiversity we all cherish. This is why well-connected and well-served rural communities are essential, not just for local economies, but for the nation’s prosperity and well-being. Sustainable communities are safe, inclusive places where people want to live and work, and where they act together to provide...

Business of the House (24 Nov 2016)

David Lidington: The business for next week is as follows: Monday 28 November—Remaining stages of the Digital Economy Bill. Tuesday 29 November—Second Reading of the Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill, followed by opposed private business for consideration, as announced by the Chairman of Ways and Means. Wednesday 30 November—Opposition day (14th allotted day). There will be a...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Small Businesses: East Midlands (24 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: working closely with industry (Including SMEs), education and training bodies and charity organisations to understand and reduce our current skills gaps. We have committed, through the Digital Economy Bill, to introduce legislation which will mean publicly-funded basic digital skills training being offered by providers will be free of charge to adults who need it. We also supported a...

Scottish Parliament: Island Communities (Support) (24 Nov 2016)

Donald Cameron: ..., such as the Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd gin company, Hebridean Sea Salt, Harris Tweed and the Ethical Shellfish Company on Mull, to name but a few. Social enterprise also has a place in the island economy. The connectedness of communities means that such businesses arise through identifying the specific needs of the people who live there. That brings economic benefit and social...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Rural Economy: Leaving the EU (24 Nov 2016)

Therese Coffey: My hon. Friend is right to stress the importance of access to the internet, and to other mobile network operators. That is why the universal service obligation has been enshrined in law through the Digital Economy Bill, and will be in place by the end of this Parliament.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [HL] - Report (23 Nov 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...they have given to the extension of sensible judicial discretion through these amendments. I also warmly thank my noble friend Lady Wilcox for her very kind words and for her strong support for the Bill, particularly from the perspective of someone who has experienced threats as a small business person. She rightly highlighted the importance of providing appropriate guidance and she may be...

Waterson Review - Question (23 Nov 2016)

Lord Moynihan: ...prices, corrupts the market and denies the true fans of sport and musical events the opportunity to buy tickets? These touts should be subject to legislative action by the Government through the Digital Economy Bill.

Autumn Statement (23 Nov 2016)

Philip Hammond: It is a privilege to report today on an economy that the International Monetary Fund predicts will be the fastest-growing major advanced economy in the world this year. It is an economy with employment at a record high and unemployment at an 11-year low; and an economy that, through the hard work of the British people, has bounced back from the depths of Labour’s recession. It is an...

South-west Growth Charter — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] (22 Nov 2016)

Gary Streeter: ...Road and air transport are critical too, but it is not only about traditional infrastructure; it is also about wider connectivity. Big strides have been taken as part of the Government’s push to increase digital connectivity, but more needs to be done. As Bill Martin, the editor of the Western Morning News, has said, the south-west is known as “the region where every telephone...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Information Commissioner (22 Nov 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...its preparations to implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation. A consultation will also be held in relation to the statutory Code of Practice on direct marketing when the provisions in the Digital Economy Bill become law.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Digital Technology: Young People (21 Nov 2016)

Robert Halfon: The Government recognises the increasing importance of basic digital skills to get on in life and in work. Digital skills training forms part of the provision funded by the Government through the £1.5billion-a-year Adult Education Budget. Colleges and other providers have the flexibility to use funding from that budget to respond to local need. Study towards a qualification in a...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (18 Nov 2016)

Lord Hollick: ...of Development Aid. The report was enthusiastic about the positive role of development aid. We concluded that aid should be increasingly targeted towards building stronger and sustainable economies if it is to help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in developing countries. We recognised that development aid is of course a fraction of the private capital now flowing into...

Business of the House (17 Nov 2016)

David Lidington: The business for next week is as follows: Monday 21 November—Remaining stages of the Higher Education and Research Bill. Tuesday 22 November—Opposition day (13th allotted day). There will be a debate on education and social mobility, followed by a debate on the national health service. Both debates will arise on an Opposition motion. Wednesday 23 November—The Chancellor...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Enfield (17 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...cities. BT has announced £50 million of investment in new commercial coverage, much of which will be aimed at London, and Virgin Media has announced a demand led investment programme of £3 billion over the next few years. There are also many other active suppliers in London. As a result of commercially-led delivery and public funding in areas which are not commercially viable,...

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