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Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (3 Nov 2016)

Karen Bradley: I know that the hon. Lady, who is on the Digital Economy Bill Committee, is doing considerable work in this area. I look forward to working with her to ensure that we achieve all that we want to. May I make the point that the Investigatory Powers Bill, which is an incredibly important part of our law enforcement around data protection, is currently being hijacked and prevented from making...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Financial Services: ICT (3 Nov 2016)

Simon Kirby: ..., or have serious consequences for business or other interests in the UK. The Government intends to further strengthen the framework for regulatory oversight through an amendment made to the Digital Economy Bill. This will broaden the types of payment systems that HM Treasury can designate for supervision by the Bank of England to include non-bank payment systems, such as a digital...

Scottish Parliament: Digital Strategy (3 Nov 2016)

Fergus Ewing: ...the e-politician of the year award for her erudite and witty engagement on social media. I am struck on a daily basis, even in my own household, by the generational divide that exists in the digital world. It is a space that I and many others in the chamber have learned to inhabit, but we are digital adaptives, whereas children such as my eight-year-old daughter are absolutely digital...

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] - Second Reading (1 Nov 2016)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: ...late for the opening remarks in this debate and thank the authorities for allowing me none the less to speak. I want to make three initial, general points before looking at the details of the Bill. The very fact that we are discussing this Bill shows the good progress that has been made on auto-enrolment. More than 6 million are now involved in it, with the proportion of people active in...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: “Duty to provide free wi-fi on rail services (1 Nov 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...extended across the UK and to keep those mobile network operators on target. We need decent quality wi-fi on all our public transport and in all our public spaces. We now have a record high of 1.65 billion rail passenger journeys every year. Without decent network and internet coverage, they are essentially unproductive journeys that could be used to boost our economy. Indeed, many of our...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Employers in the digital economy (1 Nov 2016)

Louise Haigh: The digital economy is the fastest growing area of the UK economy. We are very proud that, as a proportion of GDP, it is the largest in the G20. It employs more than 1.3 million workers, of whom a significant proportion—many more will not be categorised in that figure—are employed in the so-called gig economy. As we heard following the Uber ruling on Friday, many of those people...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: E-book lending (1 Nov 2016)

Kevin Brennan: ...new clause be read a Second time. This new clause would enable the consideration of public lending right for remote e-lending from libraries. That would be achieved by amending section 43(2) of the Digital Economy Act 2010, which sets remote loans outside the definition of lending under public lending right. I do not know whether the Minister, like me, is a bit of a dinosaur and prefers...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Personal data breaches (1 Nov 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...cyber-attack to the police. As the Minister knows, national crime statistics rose for the first time in 20 years last year, because scams and cybercrime are now included. Throughout discussion of the Bill, we have made it clear that we feel it does nothing to address the real challenges facing the digital economy. The Bill should have equipped the sector for the digital future—a...

Previous Business – Commons: General Committee (1 Nov 2016)

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill. 9:25 am; Room 9, Palace of Westminster

Written Answers — Scotland Office: Counterfeit Manufacturing: Scotland (1 Nov 2016)

Corri Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on provisions in the Digital Economy Bill to protect Scottish consumers from counterfeit electrical goods being sold online.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Competition (1 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...an expectation to make a statement on mobile switching in spring 2017. The Government would like to see consumers starting to benefit from these switching process measures as soon as possible. The Digital Economy Bill will make it easier for consumers to switch by requiring communications providers to follow any new procedures set by Ofcom when customers wish to change provider.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Competition (1 Nov 2016)

Matthew Hancock: The Government is committed to making switching communications provider easier for all consumers, including for vulnerable people. The Digital Economy Bill will make it easier for consumers to switch by requiring communications providers to follow any new procedures set by Ofcom when customers wish to change provider. Ofcom consulted on mobile switching and mobile contracts notice periods...

Digital Economy Bill (1 Nov 2016)

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Nissan: Sunderland: Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [Lords] (31 Oct 2016)

Tracey Crouch: It is with great pleasure and pride that I close the Second Reading debate on the Bill. This piece of legislation has been a long time coming, and I pay tribute to the former Secretary of State, my right hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) for his success in securing a slot for the Bill this Session. The debate has shown us that there is cross-party consensus in the House,...

Investigatory Powers Bill - Third Reading (31 Oct 2016)

Baroness Hollins: ...that the amendments are not in scope. In fact, it was suggested to me over the weekend by members of Her Majesty’s Government that I should seek instead to place such amendments within another Bill, such as the Digital Economy Bill. I sought advice from the Public Bill Office but, after considering the matter at length, it advised me that that was not possible and they would not be...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Extent (27 Oct 2016)

Louise Haigh: We very much welcome the new clause and are pleased that, once again, the Government have heeded the Opposition’s advice. We said clearly at the beginning of the process that, in regard to the digital skills that are needed to support and improve the digital economy, the Bill was lacking. I want to put on record the fantastic work already going on across the UK in supporting adults to...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Direct marketing code (27 Oct 2016)

Graham Jones: I have a couple of points that I would like the Government to consider on clause stand part and why there is a deficiency, not only in the Bill but in all the other regulations, guidance and advice that support it. My first point is simply that people the length and breadth of this country are sick and fed up of direct marketing. They are sick and fed up of the back of their doors having a...

Social Mobility - Motion to Take Note (27 Oct 2016)

Lord Holmes of Richmond: ..., self-belief, self-worth, self-discipline, approach and attitude. All those and more are what enables that most powerful of forces, social mobility, to flourish right across the nation. I shall focus my opening remarks on school and sport, digital and diversity, apprenticeships and aspiration, character and collaboration. It is pleasing to see that the schools budget has been protected:...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Disclosure of information for research purposes (27 Oct 2016)

Chris Skidmore: ...words of the Economic and Social Research Council, can place “the UK at the forefront of the international scientific landscape.” It will allow greater opportunities to improve our understanding of our economy and society. I would like to put on record the comments of Sir Andrew Dilnot, the chair of the UKSA: “The Digital Economy Bill, currently before the House of...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Disclosure of information by civil registration officials (27 Oct 2016)

Louise Haigh: My hon. Friend the Member for Hyndburn made important points about the absence from the Bill of clauses dealing with the private sector. In the evidence session, we heard from the chief executive of a tech start-up in Canary Wharf who made it very clear that nothing in the Bill would help his business or others operating in the digital economy. We will certainly return to that theme. I draw...


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