Results 741–760 of 1065 for digital economy bill

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (26 May 2011)

Willie Rennie: ...his mandate. At its heart, the SNP’s revised set of claims for a revised mandate is absurd. The SNP is solemnly promising to spend the first two years of the session working on the Scotland Bill, and it confidently expects to spend the last two years abolishing it. How absurd is that? When the First Minister was renominated last week, I said that we would work with his Government where...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister (18 May 2011)

Alex Salmond: ...else—we tend to forget that, so let us just remember the extent of the agreement that we share across the Parliament. The three economic changes that I have already promoted to the Scotland Bill were chosen certainly from the SNP manifesto, but also because they command and have commanded support from other parties across the chamber. All sides of the Parliament support the need for...

Postal Services Bill: Report (1st Day) (4 May 2011)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: ...stress Royal Mail. It is royal because it was founded by the monarch more than 350 years ago; opened to the public during the reign of Charles I, it has operated as a public service ever since. The Bill before us marks a momentous and historic change-it is an iconic Bill. In Clause 1 the Government have made it clear that they propose to sell off 100 per cent of Royal Mail, albeit with up...

Financial Services (Rural Communities) (29 Mar 2011)

Mark Williams: ...that we have heard from Arfon and from Brecon and Radnorshire makes that point strongly. I concur with what has been said about duty of care. Anger is felt in communities such as Rhayader over the billions of pounds that the banks currently earn. In 2009, a report by the Commission for Rural Communities, “Rural Money Matters”, considered the difficulties associated with rural financial...

Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (28 Mar 2011)

Lord Whitty: ...39 I wish to speak also to Amendment 54. Essentially, my question to the Minister is the same as it was in the previous debate: namely, why is Ofcom still included? When we started out on this Bill, almost all the economic regulators were in one schedule or another-Ofgem, Ofwat, the Office of Rail Regulation and, I think, the CAA were all in there. However, only Ofcom remains. When my...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Ways and Means — Financial Statement (23 Mar 2011)

George Osborne: Last year’s emergency Budget was about rescuing the nation’s finances and paying for the mistakes of the past. Today’s Budget is about reforming the nation’s economy, so that we have enduring growth and jobs in the future; and it is about doing what we can to help families with the cost of living and the high price of oil. We understand how difficult it is for so many people across...

European Union Bill: Second Reading (22 Mar 2011)

Lord Howell of Guildford: My Lords, I have it in command from Her Majesty the Queen to acquaint the House that she has been informed of the purport of the European Union Bill and has consented to place her prerogative and interests, so far as they are affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament, for the purposes of the Bill. In bringing this Bill before the House for Second Reading, I begin by outlining the...

Postal Services Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (14 Mar 2011)

Lord Touhig: In supporting the amendment tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Low, I shall speak to my Amendment 16A. The Bill does little to ensure accountability to the devolved Administrations in the United Kingdom. Yet we must recognise the vital services provided by the Royal Mail to the whole of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is part of our country's infrastructure, supporting economic and social...

Public Bodies Bill [HL]: Committee (9th Day) (9 Mar 2011)

Lord Wigley: .... That figure is less than the reach of almost 1 million people which existed six years ago, which has been mentioned. There are two reasons for the change, both associated with the changeover to digital television. First, while it undertook analogue transmissions, S4C broadcast English-language Channel 4 programmes during off-peak hours when it was not transmitting Welsh programmes....

Charitable Healthcare Providers (Value Added Tax Relief): Clause 10 — Parliamentary control of certain decisions not requiring approval by Act (8 Mar 2011)

William Hague: The Bill does make a material difference. It does not address the whole question my hon. Friend raises, because there are many different dimensions to it, but it is an important measure. In any future negotiations about the EU, British Ministers will be in the European Council saying very clearly that, under a vast range of provisions set out in the Bill, proposals that may be put to them in...

[Mr Roger Gale in the Chair] — Economic Regeneration (Glasgow) (16 Feb 2011)

Mark Hoban: ...of this Parliament. We started by focusing on planning, trade and inward investment, competition, regulation, access to finance and corporate governance. The review will look at all sectors of the economy, but we have first identified six key sectors: advanced manufacturing; digital and creative industries; business and professional services; retail; construction; and health care and life...

Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill: Committee (11th Day) (19 Jan 2011)

Lord Mackay of Clashfern: ...it is with considerable difficulty that I find myself addressing this position which, as far as I am concerned, has never happened before. We have come to this position as a result of a government Bill which deals with very important matters-I am the first to concede that-which require discussion, and we have had a good deal of discussion. Yesterday, for example, there was a concise and...

Monday 17 January 2011 (17 Jan 2011)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: ...listening to. He said that the coalition should think carefully about the ability to reach an agreement. As my noble friend Lord Davies said, the power to reach an agreement on this contentious Bill is within the hands of the Government. There have been a couple of not so much accusations as suggestions about whether the fact that there has been a forensic analysis of this Bill, which has...

Public Bodies Bill [HL] — Committee (5th Day) (21 Dec 2010)

Lord Knight of Weymouth: My Lords, I was very pleased to put my name to the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Greaves. I pay tribute to him for the way in which he is scrutinising this Bill, and in particular the arm's-length bodies in the Defra family, as we lovingly call it. My interest in this is as the midwife of the Commission for Rural Communities. I was the Rural Affairs Minister responsible for the Natural...

Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (Directions to OFCOM) Order 2010: Motion to Approve (16 Dec 2010)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...good luck to him in that very important project. But luckily today we have my noble friend Lord De Mauley, who was fully conversant with all the discussions over spectrum during the passage of the Digital Economy Bill, so I am confident that he will be able both to reassure and to enlighten me about some of the issues underlying this order. It is also a little bit of a reunion when I see...

Internet Pornography (23 Nov 2010)

Claire Perry: ...herring. Although the content of the internet is generated out there in the wild west on millions of international websites, access is concentrated in the hands of a small number of companies. The Digital Economy Act 2010 states that there are 450 fixed internet providers in the UK, but that the top six, which include household names such as BT, Virgin, TalkTalk, BSkyB, Orange and O2, have...

Grandparents (Access Rights): National Insurance Contributions Bill (23 Nov 2010)

Steve Pound: ...shows that that simply is not possible. We will immediately have the difficulty of disincentivisation occurring in the south-east, while the benefits are transferred to the rest of the country. The Bill is also ferociously complicated. Everybody thinks they know what a new business is, but nobody can define it. We heard in an intervention by the hon. Member for Newton Abbot (Anne Marie...

Public Bill Committee: Postal Services Bill: Clause 2 (18 Nov 2010)

Gregg McClymont: ...that making shares available in Royal Mail is for the purpose of attracting capital to Royal Mail as a whole. The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills said in the debate on the Bill on 27 October: “The problems that Royal Mail faces can be addressed through the Bill. After all, it is the only company with the ability to visit all 28 million addresses on a daily basis....

Public Bill Committee: Postal Services Bill: Clause 2 (18 Nov 2010)

Gordon Banks: ...17, 18 and 15, which are in my name and that of my hon. Friend the Member for Llanelli. First, amendments 17 and 18 call for either a super-affirmative motion or an affirmative motion before the Bill, or the order to which it refers, becomes lawful. As there are a number of new MPs on this Committee, it might be useful if I explain how those work. Older heads, such as the Minister, can...

Identity Documents Bill: Report (17 Nov 2010)

the Earl of Erroll: ...would be as simple as that. That would not be very expensive to administer. If the Government wished to give the contract to one of the large systems integrators, however, they would end up with a bill for about £5 million, because it is their job to make sure that partners in America are well satisfied with lots of dosh. They are the people whom the Government will have to pay at the end...


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