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Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland (2 Mar 2010)

Ben Bradshaw: The Government have tabled an amendment to the draft Digital Economy Bill which would allow the existing national commercial multiplex to extend its coverage into Northern Ireland. This would double the capacity available for digital commercial services in Northern Ireland.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland (2 Mar 2010)

Ben Bradshaw: No specific assessment has been made of the impact of the radio provisions set out in the draft Digital Economy Bill on local commercial stations remaining on FM after the digital radio switchover. However, my Department is in regular dialogue with the industry with the specific purpose of ensuring that local radio can continue to thrive on FM after the digital radio switchover.

Digital Economy Bill [HL] — Report (1st Day) (Continued) (1 Mar 2010)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: My Lords, while I can agree with some of the sentiments expressed in the suggested new clause, I do not think that in practice it adds anything to the Bill. I listened carefully to my noble friend Lord Whitty. I can understand the use of a bit of hyperbole to make a case, but to say that we are moving straight into a protectionist regime and sanctions is a misconception and an unreasonable...

Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Report (1st Day) (1 Mar 2010)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: My Lords, Clause 1(2) of the Digital Economy Bill requires Ofcom in performing its principal duty to have particular regard in all cases to the need to promote appropriate levels of investment in electronic communications networks in public service media content and to have regard to the need for the investment to be efficient wherever possible. In Committee, a number of your Lordships...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (1 Mar 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Television Production (Funding) (1 Mar 2010)

Ben Bradshaw: The Government are taking a number of steps to encourage more investment in original UK content, including through the Digital Economy Bill that is going through Parliament. I also welcome the fact that the BBC has said its current review will include steps to boost investment in domestic content.

Legislation and Public Policy — Debate (25 Feb 2010)

Lord Puttnam: ...who has had the privilege of chairing two pre-legislative scrutiny processes, and I do not think that I fully appreciated how valuable they were until I recently went through the agonies of the Digital Economy Bill. If ever a Bill required pre-legislative scrutiny, that was it. Many hours have been spent in this Chamber-I would say many of them wasted hours-going through things which a...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] — Order of Consideration Motion (25 Feb 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL] — Order of Consideration Motion

Business of the House (25 Feb 2010)

Ian Cawsey: My right hon. and learned Friend is a supporter of the music industry, so she may share concerns about the slow progress of the Digital Economy Bill in the other place. Will she use her good offices to ensure that the House gets the opportunity to debate the matter, and that the Bill is given every opportunity to get on to the statute book before the election? I am only too aware that I must...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Radio (25 Feb 2010)

Ben Bradshaw: An assessment of the potential revenue was made in the impact assessment which accompanied the draft Digital Economy Bill. This is available at: http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/digitalbritain _impactassessment.pdf

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: The Rates (Regional Rates) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010 (22 Feb 2010)

Sammy Wilson: ...that public services must be financed; neither can we disregard public services and exempt taxpayers or ratepayers from rate increases. It is a balancing act. Secondly, I do not believe that we can or will go back to the sudden double-digit increases of the past, regardless of the situation. Thirdly, in making those decisions, we must try to inject a degree of certainty that will allow us...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Radio (22 Feb 2010)

Ben Bradshaw: The Digital Britain White Paper stated the Government's policy that, following the digital radio switchover, the MW spectrum will be re-allocated for non-radio purposes and the FM spectrum will be retained for radio, specifically for small commercial and community radio stations. We have also made our position clear during the passage of the Digital Economy Bill.

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Radio (22 Feb 2010)

Ben Bradshaw: My Department is in discussion with broadcasters from across the UK to consider the impact of digital radio switchover on local commercial radio stations. This will help inform what support, if any, is needed to aid the transition to digital, beyond those already set out in the draft Digital Economy Bill.

Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Committee (7th Day) (8 Feb 2010)

Lord Shutt of Greetland: My Lords, my noble friend Lord Addington and I did not make ourselves available for the digital economy tour, but we turned up and therefore were pressed into service in the absence of three of our noble friends. These amendments in the names of the noble Lords, Lord Clement-Jones and Lord Razzall, endeavour to enhance this clause on the licensing of orphan works. Clearly, my noble friends...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (8 Feb 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Business of the House — Timing of Debates (5 Feb 2010)

Moved By Baroness Royall of Blaisdon That leave be given to advance the Third Reading of the Bribery Bill [HL] and the Committee stage of the Digital Economy Bill [HL] from Tuesday 9 February to Monday 8 February. Motion agreed.

Terrorist Asset Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill — Announcement (5 Feb 2010)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, with the leave of the House I will make a Business Statement about the Terrorist Asset Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Bill. On 27 January, the Supreme Court gave a judgment on the legality of the Orders in Council that the Treasury uses to freeze terrorist assets. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that it will not grant a stay of its 27 January judgment. The effect of these...

EU: UK Convergence Programme — Motion to Approve (4 Feb 2010)

Lord Myners: ...partners, we can help to maintain an appropriate and effective level of macroeconomic policy co-ordination in the European Union, contributing to stability and growth. A year ago, as the world economy faced crisis, the European Council agreed a European economic recovery plan, which rightly called for a fiscal stimulus from member states equivalent to around 1.5 per cent of GDP. The...

Economy: Enterprise and Innovation — Debate (4 Feb 2010)

Lord Davies of Abersoch: ...the same way that we have given focus to public sector procurement. A number of noble Lords have mentioned that we need an efficient public sector procurement. The public sector spends around £220 billion per year on goods and services. We are committed to seeing more SMEs bidding for and winning a fairer share of contracts. That is why we are working to implement the Glover report....

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Topical Questions (4 Feb 2010)

Michael Jack: ...Committee.May I also put it to the Secretary of State that in 2015, Britain may face a new waste mountain of FM radios? If the proposal goes through to turn off the FM signal and move solely to digital, very large numbers of perfectly serviceable radios with many years of life left will simply have to be thrown away. In the context of the Digital Economy Bill and work on this area, what...


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