Results 21–40 of 893 for digital economy bill

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motions (6 Sep 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...: To the remit set out in Rule 6.8 shall be added—Culture and tourism matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs. Name of Committee: Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee New name: Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Remit: To consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary...

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (6 Sep 2018)

Kenneth Macintosh: ...: To the remit set out in Rule 6.8 shall be added—Culture and tourism matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs. Name of Committee: Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee New name: Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee Remit: To consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (5 Sep 2018)

Derek Mackay: ...100 programme, delivering a £600 million investment to make superfast broadband available to every home and business in Scotland and ensure that the whole country can reap the benefits of the digital revolution. O ur investment for the future will make Scotland an even better place in which to live, work and invest. It will be more competitive internationally and it will attract...

Public Bill Committee: Offensive Weapons Bill: Defence to remote sale of corrosive products to persons under 18 (4 Sep 2018)

Louise Haigh: Thank you, Mr Gray, and I thank the Minister for providing those consultation responses. We welcome clause 2 on defence to remote sale. It is an extremely important part of the Bill, because a significant proportion of the purchasing is likely to occur online, as it does at present. Our concerns relate to the defence to remote sale under condition A, which I referred to earlier: “that...

Scottish Parliament: Programme for Government 2018-19 (4 Sep 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: Last year’s p rogramme for government set us on a path to addressing the big challenges that are faced by Scotland and developed economies around the world. It set out bold plans to tackle inequality, adapt to an ageing population and move to a low-carbon society, and it presented a clear vision of the kind of country that we want to be: a nation that leads the world in technological...

Brexit: Preparations and Negotiations - Motion to Take Note (23 Jul 2018)

Lord Callanan: ...they wish to take advantage of any lower UK tariffs. Noble Lords, including my noble friend Lord Forsyth and the noble Lord, Lord Liddle, raised the Government’s acceptance of new Clause 36 of the customs Bill in the other place. The clause would prevent the implementation of a new arrangement that would see HMRC collecting duty on behalf of the Government of another territory or...

Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Approve (19 Jul 2018)

Lord Henley: My Lords, these regulations extend the warm home discount scheme until 2020-21, ensuring over 2million low-income and vulnerable customers receive a £140 rebate on their energy bills in winter, when they need it most. This is vital support and a key policy for tackling fuel poverty. The best long-term solution to alleviating fuel poverty is to improve the energy efficiency of a home,...

Non-EEA Visas: Inshore Fishing — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (17 Jul 2018)

Ben Wallace: ...fishing but is clearly present in agriculture, whether that is soft fruit or other parts. It is also extant for other skills. When I was a Northern Ireland Minister, there was a need for skills in the tech and digital industries, because firms were moving from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland because they could find the skilled workforce more easily there. We have to tackle the...

EU Exit: Future Relationship White Paper - Statement (12 Jul 2018)

Lord Callanan: ...Herculean efforts along with those of my honourable friend the Member for Wycombe and the wider DExEU team to get us to this point in both the negotiations and the successful passage of the EU withdrawal Bill through Parliament. It is a striking achievement. My right honourable friend is a loss to the Government, but I suspect, with the mildest apprehension, a considerable gain to this...

Nuclear Sector Deal — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (11 Jul 2018)

Trudy Harrison: ...supply chain, with more UK companies using advanced manufacturing methods and entering domestic and export markets for nuclear goods and services than ever before. The global nuclear new build economy is worth around £1.2 trillion. Harnessing the scientific and industrial capability within Britain across the sector while recognising the wider opportunities in the UK’s financial...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Strategy (5 Jul 2018)

Greg Clark: ...committed to making the most of the UK’s strengths, so we can be at the forefront of new technologies and emerging industries in the years ahead. The construction sector is fundamental to our economy as we invest in our future; building the homes and infrastructure we rely on. The Construction Sector Deal aims to drive a substantial improvement in the productivity growth of the...

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (2 Jul 2018)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: .... I very much look forward to engaging with the recently established committee, chaired by the noble Lord, Lord Foster of Bath, which will take forward this work with its inquiry into the rural economy. When I arrived at Defra we went to something called a town hall meeting—when my officials told me we had to go there, I thought that I had gone to the wrong department. In my speech I...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fuel Poverty (2 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: ...households on standard variable and default tariffs. Under the Warm Home Discount Scheme, over 2 million low income and vulnerable households are provided with a £140 rebate off their energy bill each winter. Single parents and households in private rented accommodation will benefit from all of these measures. For those in the latter category, new Private Rental Sector Regulations...

Select Committee on Justice: Russian Federation Activity (28 Jun 2018)

Martyn Day: .... I agree with that and will return to it later. I was pleased to listen to the hon. Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) with his direct knowledge of and insight into the Russian psyche and economy, and to the hon. Member for Clacton (Giles Watling), who raised cyber-attacks and incursions into the North sea, which are both issues that I will return to. I look forward to hearing the...

Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers (28 Jun 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...Yousaf has been an outstanding Minister for Transport and the Islands. He has championed all forms of transport in Scotland. At the weekend, I saw that he has even started to take flying lessons. The Islands (Scotland) Bill, which he stewarded through the Parliament, is a major step forward for our island communities. As the minister for the beast from the east and many other unexpected...

Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018 - Motions to Approve (25 Jun 2018)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...these regulations and codes should be withdrawn. In summary, earlier this month the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee published a report on these draft regulations made under Part 5 of Chapter 1 of the Digital Economy Act, as the Minister explained. The DCMS offered assurances that the codes of practice were consistent with each other and drafted to be compliant with the new Data...

Backbench Business: A120 Dualling (19 Jun 2018)

James Cleverly: ...at both district and county level to unlock the economic potential of this part of Essex and, in doing so, reinforce the economic potential of one of the few net contributory regions to the UK economy. The east of England is one of the net contributors to the UK economy. We want to contribute more, and we would be able to if we could unlock the entrepreneurialism and business acumen of the...

Backbench Business - Windrush: 70TH Anniversarybackbench Business (14 Jun 2018)

David Lammy: ...in thinking of those transport workers, I think of my own mother, who did her own stint at London Underground, and of many occasions meeting her at Camden Town tube station, where she was based. I think of course also of Lord Bill Morris, elected general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, the first black general secretary of a trade union in Britain, who found his home...

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Rachael Maskell: ...as a negative, rather than a positive for itself, its staff and the public. We have to be honest: business rates are an extremely antiquated system that is not fit for purpose in our globalised digital age. The UK now has the highest level of online shopping in the world, and it is essential that the duty that is paid catches up with that reality. We know that online shopping is increasing...

Rural Crime and Public Services (6 Jun 2018)

David Rutley: ...do believe that this debate was over-represented by Members from Lincolnshire, although we recognise that that is another great county. The Government are committed to bringing sustainable growth to the rural economy, and to supporting and strengthening communities. We have talked a lot about crime. To reassure the hon. Member for High Peak (Ruth George), my DEFRA responsibilities are...


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