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Sky and 21st Century Fox: Proposed Merger - Statement (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...of material that must be covered but it is important that we do so. The question of the “fit and proper” assessment is undefined in the legislation and it may be that there are, as we discussed in the Digital Economy Bill before your Lordships’ House, questions raised about exactly what tests are required for this. In some ways, it may be appropriate to reconsider those,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Superfast Broadband (16 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: My hon. Friend’s support for the Digital Economy Bill means that the universal service obligation to bring high-speed broadband to every premises in the UK is getting closer to reality. Not only that, but because of the take-up of superfast broadband, every person in Northamptonshire who takes it up also helps to get the roll-out to go further, because more money goes back into the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Broadcasting: Diversity (16 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...regulation of the BBC regarding such matters, and I think that is appropriate. Nevertheless, through the new charter we are introducing Ofcom as the regulator. That will be the case once the Digital Economy Bill becomes law, after which it will be for Ofcom to regulate the BBC, and the BBC’s board will ultimately be responsible for making sure it gets these judgments right.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (16 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: This is an important point. The Digital Economy Bill brings forward age verification processes so that all pornography cannot be accessed by those under the age of 18. ISPs will be required to block sites that do not put such age verification in place—that is incredibly important. The Bill is in the Lords at the moment but it will come back to this House shortly.

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...be reliable partners, willing allies and close friends with European countries. In these circumstances, we have adopted a prudent approach and given ourselves significant headroom in the public finances—£26 billion—to provide the flexibility to deal with shocks, given the wider global uncertainties, while supporting a fiscal plan to reduce the structural deficit to below...

Fuel Poverty (14 Mar 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...be implemented effectively by April 2018. Of course, there is more work to be done. One important area will be to improve targeting on the households most in need—a topic my hon. Friend rightly raised. The Digital Economy Bill, which is going through Parliament, will be important in that regard, as it will make available better data on householders and properties. That, in turn, will...

European Council - Statement (14 Mar 2017)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ..., can the Minister say how far we will engage with such legislation, and whether, as a parallel process, the implications for UK legislation will also be examined? Can she also confirm that, following the great repeal Bill, primary legislation will be needed on these issues? Furthermore, in respect of information sharing, have any representations been made, or concerns expressed, by our...

European Council (14 Mar 2017)

Theresa May: ...businesses to do the same here. So a successful and competitive European market in the future will remain in our national interest. At this Council, I called for further steps to complete the single market and the digital single market. I also welcomed the completion of the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada and pressed for an agreement with Japan in the coming months. For...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Technology: Training (13 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The legislation to underpin the new digital entitlement is being progressed as part of an amendment to the digital economy bill. Further timescales will be set out in due course. The Government continues to support adults to improve their basic digital skills, both through the Adult Education Budget for education providers to offer digital training as part of their education offer, and an...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: ...no silver bullet. It is a complex and challenging issue; the breadth of subjects that we have heard today attests to that, from women in prisons to women on boards, and from women in their role in the economy to women and their role in peace, and also the impact of pornography on girls and young women. In responding, I have tried to group some of these issues by subject. Noble Lords may...

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Sajid Javid: As a midlands MP, the hon. Gentleman will understand that the devolution deal for the region will lead to additional funding of more than £1 billion over the next 30 years, which can be invested in priorities such as transport infrastructure. I believe that the right leadership is in place and that that is exactly what will happen. That is why I am supporting Andy Street to become the...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones (9 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...UK landmass by the end of 2017. O2 has an additional legal obligation to provide indoor 4G coverage to 98% of UK premises by the same date. Ofcom will enforce these obligations and, through the Digital Economy Bill, will have the power to fine any network operator who is in breach. Ofcom's 2016 Connected Nations Report shows that 99% of UK premises now have indoor voice coverage and 96%...

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Kit Malthouse: ...in this important area. Now on to the coffee creams. I am grateful to the Financial Secretary—this is part of her responsibilities—and the Chancellor for listening to the howls of anguish about “Making tax digital”, the prospect of quarterly returns of information to the Inland Revenue, and the burden that would place on small businesses. The extra year for those...

Broadband (8 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...your advertising, the more persuasive it will be.” As in any market for broadband, customers need clear, concise and accurate information to make an informed choice. We are therefore including measures in the Digital Economy Bill to strengthen Ofcom’s powers to provide information to consumers, including data on the accuracy of broadband speed predictions. In the digital...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: ...the UK even more attractive for R and D, we have accepted industry calls for a reduction in administrative burdens around the scheme and will shortly bring forward measures to deliver that. In a digital age, it is right that we develop a digital tax system, but in response to concerns about the timetable expressed by business organisations and by several of my right hon. Friends,...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...afraid I do not agree with his conclusion. The amendments have clearly been tabled with great sincerity and I appreciate all their aims and concerns. They are trying to impose statutory precision on a Bill that happens to be going through this House in order to make provision for a very uncertain future and for events that are completely unforeseeable. As my noble friend and others have...

Sky and 21st Century Fox: Proposed Merger - Statement (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Puttnam: ..., which is for the most part very welcome. Not frivolously at all, the two criteria the Secretary of State has chosen are precisely those for which all-party amendments have been put down for the Digital Economy Bill. I have a question relating to each of them. The first is on media plurality. As the noble Lord, Lord McNally, has just said, it has been 14 years since we first raised this...

Brexit: Options for Trade (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Mawson: My Lords, the findings of this excellent report are in the document before the House. Having listened to evidence of companies on the cutting edge of our economy, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about what our future as a country might need to look like if we are to trade, post the decision of 23 June last year, in a changing world and to truly optimise the development of products...

International Women’S Day: Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 2017)

Albert Owen: The hon. Gentleman is right. In fact, I was just coming to businesses. I welcome the Digital Economy Bill. I have been arguing for some time, like many other Members, that we need universal coverage in the UK, and it has been resisted for too long. Now it is in the Bill. United as Welsh MPs, we can take the lead and have the universal service obligation rolled out in Wales first. The...


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