Results 21–40 of 771 for digital economy bill

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Water: Billing (13 Oct 2017)

Therese Coffey: Water companies have in place a number of measures to support those customers who are in debt or may be struggling to pay their water bill. The support offered can vary but includes short term concessions such as payment holidays or crisis breaks, debt write-off schemes, charitable trust grants and social tariffs. All water companies have put in place social tariffs that provide a...

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ..., I shall reply for the Government to this excellent debate. I shall try to answer the points raised, unconventional as that might seem. The subject of the debate could not be more important. The digital revolution is one of the biggest things happening to this country and the world. Indeed, I think the digital revolution as a whole is bigger than Brexit. The right hon. Member for East...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (Continued) (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: My Lords, this has been a lengthy but excellent debate. I very much welcome the broad support from across the House for the Bill’s objectives; namely, that we have a data protection framework that is fit for the digital age, supports the needs of businesses, law enforcement agencies and other public sector bodies, and—as the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, said—safeguards the...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Second Reading (10 Oct 2017)

Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho: ...debate, in which we are probably looking at the consequences of the work that she started all those years ago. The Government’s ambition is to, “make Britain the best place to start and run a digital business; and … the safest place in the world to be online”, as detailed in the Conservative manifesto. This Bill is intended to, “ensure that our data protection...

Leaving the EU: Consumer Protection — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 Oct 2017)

Margot James: ...it to secure the best outcomes and to maintain strong consumer protections. As hon. Members have made clear, consumers are crucial for UK prosperity. Household expenditure accounts for around 60% of our economy. In 2016, 83% of UK consumers used the internet to order goods or services, and 23% used it to order goods or services from another EU country. Engaged, confident consumers...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill - Second Reading (9 Oct 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, I am very pleased to be able to assist my noble friend Lord Bourne in moving the Second Reading of this short but vital Bill. In our modern world, businesses and individuals depend on being connected, and the ways in which this happens are becoming more and more diverse. We are fast moving beyond mere mobile phones to increasingly digital communications, and in the future this will...

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill [HL] - Committee (4th Day) (13 Sep 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...the evidence the noble Earl referred to, since then they have changed their view. As for regulatory arbitrage, it should not mean that a firm can evade regulation by moving across the border. The Bill gives the Treasury a power to define when a person should be treated as carrying on claims management activity in England and Wales, which gives government the flexibility to adapt the...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Stephen Barclay: The debate has been wide-ranging, covering virtually every aspect of the Bill. That is right and proper for a Bill of such importance. We have heard a number of impressive contributions, including two maiden speeches. The hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Dan Carden) made a powerful and assured maiden speech in which he rightly talked about the cultural richness of Liverpool. His reference...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Craig Mackinlay: ...route. People recognise that the situation has perhaps been too good for too long and that things now have to change, but I am concerned that it did not take very long for the allowance to be reduced from £5,000 to £2,000. I realise that much of the Finance Bill—the provisions amount to some 300 pages— concerns the corporation tax loss regime and the restriction of...

Scottish Parliament: Common Agricultural Policy (12 Sep 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...more concerning is that agriculture policy, which has hitherto been devolved to the Scottish Parliament, is at risk of being reassimilated by the UK Government through the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Despite all that, my role as cabinet secretary remains clear. I will continue to work to ensure that our eligible rural businesses that apply for funding can be paid in full and on time....

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day (11 Sep 2017)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Mr Speaker, “We will scrap the Conservatives’…White Paper and replace it with fresh negotiating priorities that have a strong emphasis on…the Single Market” and putting “the economy first”. That was the manifesto on which Labour Members stood only a few months ago. We said that we would scrap this Bill and send it back. I beg Labour colleagues who are...

Digital Understanding - Motion to Take Note (7 Sep 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...an extremely important subject, as demonstrated by the contributions around the House. I have certainly enjoyed the debate. As everyone has said, there are good things and bad things about our digital world, but the genie is well and truly out of the bottle. The noble Lord, Lord Sugar, expressed it more succinctly: “Get over it”, he said. We will have to cope and I will try to...

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Anneliese Dodds: ...through, and they could have a range of negative consequences. The process is also flawed. Despite repeated calls from tax experts for more detailed scrutiny of tax measures, the House is being rushed into Second Reading of the Bill containing these measures just next week. I accept the Minister’s comments that all these measures were published previously. However, several of them...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill: Relief from local non-domestic rates: occupied hereditaments (5 Sep 2017)

Marcus Jones: Before I talk about the new clause, I would like to make a few observations about the hon. Gentleman’s opening comments. He mentioned the Local Government Finance Bill, which eventually fell when the general election was called. I spent many happy hours with him in that Bill Committee, where we debated the merits of allowing local areas to keep more of the taxes they raise locally. I...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (5 Sep 2017)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...the future. It is a programme to invest in our future and shape Scotland’s destiny. Ensuring that we have a highly educated and skilled population that is able to adapt to the needs of a rapidly changing economy is vital to our future prosperity and our wellbeing. That is why improving education—including by closing the attainment gap—is our number 1 priority. As of this...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2017-18 (5 Sep 2017)

Kate Forbes: ..., doable solutions that deliver precisely that. There is not just talk, but action—actions such as enabling communities to control 1 per cent of council budgets, or providing a framework in the Crown Estate bill that enables local communities to benefit from managing assets and devolving power. That applies in urban and rural areas. The programme for government connects the most...

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...


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