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Business (18 Jan 2010)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, it may be helpful to the House if I say a few words about today's business. The next business will be the Second Reading of the Video Recordings Bill; we will then take Committee stage of the Bill as last business tonight. The deadline for tabling amendments to appear on the Marshalled List will be 6 pm; after that deadline has passed, a message will be displayed on the annunciator...

BBC: Channel 4 (18 Jan 2010)

Siôn Simon: A new remit for Channel 4 is being agreed as part of the Digital Economy Bill, which is currently in the other place. Its remit will be extended particularly to cover digital aspects, older children and young adults, as well as to the making and distribution of British films.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Radio Services (18 Jan 2010)

Siôn Simon: We have proposed a number of regulatory changes in the Draft Digital Economy Bill and the draft Community Radio (Amendment) Order 2010, in particular in the regulation of localness, which will support the local radio sector by providing greater business certainty and the opportunity to reduce costs.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Royal Mail (14 Jan 2010)

Peter Luff: Job security for Royal Mail's employees, and indeed the security of its competitors' employees, is threatened by the continuing regulatory uncertainty in the sector. Will the Government use the Digital Economy Bill to introduce the regulatory change aspects in the Postal Services Bill, because those particular issues are not related to the wider issues of the future ownership of Royal Mail?

Local Newspapers — [Mrs. Janet Dean in the Chair] (13 Jan 2010)

Ed Vaizey: ...to build up across different platforms-newspaper, web, radio and local TV. We welcomed the announcement in November that Ofcom will recommend that relaxation, and we would support that in the Digital Economy Bill. I am working up to our exciting proposals for a network of ultra-local television. That is what I call leadership. We have out for consultation Roger Parry's document "Creating...

Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Committee (2nd Day) (12 Jan 2010)

the Earl of Erroll: ...later, which talk about the number of infringements as opposed to the value of the infringements. An awful lot of figures are being thrown around by various interested parties, for example, that X billion pounds are lost per year to the industry. Some of it I doubt, because I do not think that the people would have spent the money on it; some of it is probably real. There are also figures...

Bill Presented — Sustainable Energy (Local Action) bill: Video Recordings (Exemption from Classification) (12 Jan 2010)

Andrew Dismore: I beg to move, That leave be given to introduce a Bill to extend the criteria under which music and sports video works and documentaries lose their exemption from classification. Although we passed-or perhaps I should say re-passed-the Video Recordings Bill last week, for technical reasons of urgency it was not practical to propose amendments at that stage. However, some small but highly...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (12 Jan 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Local Radio (12 Jan 2010)

Dan Rogerson: ...FM, do not necessarily feel that they have had the opportunity to get their points across at an early stage. That is why they are now contacting local Members to look at some of the issues when the Digital Economy Bill is debated on the Floor of the House. What sort of consultations are taking place with local radio stations?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Digital Economy Bill [HL]:  Legislative Consent Motion (11 Jan 2010)

Barry McElduff: I again speak on behalf of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure, which considered the legislative consent motion relating to the Digital Economy Bill [HL] at its meeting on 10 December 2009. The Committee had been briefed by departmental officials on the implications of the Bill on 12 November 2009. The Committee agreed to support the motion, which will see the extension of the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Legislative Consent Motion (11 Jan 2010)

Lord Wallace Browne: I support the motion that the application of the provisions of the Video Recordings Bill be extended to Northern Ireland. The subject matter of the Bill is not controversial as it is substantially a re-enactment of existing legislation, and there are no cost implications for Northern Ireland. Nevertheless, the system of classification for video films and video games is of the utmost...

Pre-Budget Report (7 Jan 2010)

Stewart Hosie: When the Chancellor introduced the pre-Budget report, the focus was rightly on the big deficit and big debt numbers. Those numbers included the £178 billion to be borrowed, the £1.7 trillion of national debt forecast for 2014-15 on the Treasury calculation and a share of national debt that will exceed £60,000 per household. They captured the headlines, along with the tax rises,...

Video Recordings Bill — First Reading and Statement (7 Jan 2010)

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, the House has just given a First Reading to the Video Recordings Bill, and of course I am delighted with that. This may therefore be a useful point for me to set out the Government's plans in relation to this Bill. With the agreement of the usual channels, the Government intend to fast-track this Bill through its stages in this House. Many of your Lordships will be aware that this...

Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (6 Jan 2010)

Baroness Buscombe: My Lords, first, I need to declare an ongoing and active involvement in the media as chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. One of the difficulties surrounding the whole viability of the digital economy is that not only did the Communications Act not even refer to the existence of the internet, the principal focus of our debates regarding Ofcom's duties were the rights of citizens and...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (6 Jan 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Video Recordings Bill (Allocation of Time): Transitional provision (6 Jan 2010)

Siôn Simon: ...issues for local and trading standards administrations, and we are confident that that guidance will equip them to deal with the situation appropriately. This Third Reading is a conclusion to the Bill. I need only repeat my gratitude to Members on both sides of the House, and particularly to the Opposition parties, which have supported us wholeheartedly as we have used this procedure to...

Video Recordings Bill (Allocation of Time): Video Recordings Bill (6 Jan 2010)

Siôn Simon: ...and compensation, but in the absence of further interventions, I shall proceed to answer the questions about the potential for insertion of what might be described as the PEGI clauses of the Digital Economy Bill, which introduce the PEGI European classification system for video games in this country into this Bill. One of the fundamental reasons why the House has considered the Bill, and...

Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note (5 Jan 2010)

Lord Addington: ...attached. After a huge burst of activity, we have said, "Oh, let's do something else. Let's not hang on to the idea". I appreciate that my party is under-represented here today-consideration of the Digital Economy Bill tomorrow will take a lot of energy out of my party's DCMS team, but I have decided that I will treat them with the same contempt with which they treat me-but all political...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Internet (14 Dec 2009)

Adam Afriyie: ...when his Department first informed the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers of its plans to bring forward proposals for new powers in relation to internet domain registries in the Digital Economy Bill.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Internet: Copyright (14 Dec 2009)

Stephen Timms: ...copyrighted material unlawfully through peer-to-peer technology. Commonly quoted industry figures suggest around 6.5 million regular file-sharers, but it will be an early task for Ofcom under the Digital Economy Bill to set an authoritative baseline for the level of online infringement, and monitor the level of such infringement as the initial obligations begin to be applied.


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