Results 761–780 of 964 for digital economy bill

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.

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

Tom Watson: ...Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has made an assessment of the likely effects of EU Directive 2000/31/EC on the provisions outlined in the Digital Economy Bill, with particular reference to articles (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, and (d) 15 of the Directive; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Digital Economy (10 Dec 2009)

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: ...ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought the advice of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the adviser to the Minister for the Cabinet Office on public information delivery, on clauses 4 to 20 of the Digital Economy Bill and on any impact on access to the internet; and, if so, what was his advice.

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Cybercrime (10 Dec 2009)

Ian Lucas: ...for the Protection of National Infrastructure) facilitates the Network Security Information Exchange, a forum for telecoms industry providers to share information and good practice specific to digital security. The Digital Economy Bill also proposes measures to enhance investment in telecoms infrastructure and overall resilience (as part of a report on the overall health of the telecoms...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Internet: Security (10 Dec 2009)

Tom Watson: ...whether his Department plans to hold (a) residential customers and (b) businesses legally responsible for the security of their wireless internet router under the provisions outlined in the Digital Economy Bill.

Digital Economy Bill [HL] — Order of Consideration Motion (9 Dec 2009)

Digital Economy Bill [HL] — Order of Consideration Motion

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Pre-Budget Report (9 Dec 2009)

Alistair Darling: Today's pre-Budget report takes place at a critical time for our economy and for our country. Governments across the world have taken co-ordinated steps to deal with the biggest financial crisis for over half a century. In the UK, our action has reduced the impact of this downturn on families and businesses, but there is still much uncertainty, so the task today is to ensure the recovery and...

Smarter Government — Statement (7 Dec 2009)

the Earl of Erroll: ...? Are they in urban areas or in rural areas, where they are really wanted? If it is only £30 a connection, is this just waffle, encouragement and PR? The Government are committing to spend £1.3 billion in putting services online. How does this square with the ideas in the Digital Economy Bill of throttling back people's internet connections and possibly cutting them off, because...

Future of the BBC — Debate (3 Dec 2009)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...I am grateful to all noble Lords who have spoken in the debate. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, on his good fortune in introducing yet another debate on broadcasting when we also have a Bill on related areas before us on which we will spend a great deal of time. The noble Lord made a somewhat more tendentious opening than he sometimes does as chairman of the Select Committee in...

Cultural and Creative Arts — Question (3 Dec 2009)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...that they are a very important part of our national well-being, not just because of the enjoyment that we get from the creative work which is produced but because of this crucial dimension of the economy. The House will recognise that the Digital Economy Bill plays its part in recognising this important fact.

Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Second Reading (2 Dec 2009)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...doubt that it will be discussed intensively in Committee. However, we are on Second Reading and therefore discussing general principles. I sought to establish the general principles of the Bill as it concerns Ofcom. We can address some of the more detailed dimensions later in Committee. That is bound to be the case with the wide range of contributions that I have heard today. To answer...

Arrangement of Business — Announcement (2 Dec 2009)

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: My Lords, it is that time in the parliamentary year when there are a number of debates on the Order Paper. Indeed, we have one this afternoon: the Second Reading of the Digital Economy Bill. This may therefore be a good time to remind noble Lords of the guidance in the Companion about attendance at debates. The Companion is clear that a Member of the House who is taking part in a debate is...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (2 Dec 2009)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Media: Ownership — Question (30 Nov 2009)

Lord Davies of Oldham: How extraordinary, my Lords, that the noble Lord should upbraid the Government for being complacent when we are introducing a Bill on the digital economy that covers a substantial part of the news media in this country and gives us the opportunity to examine Ofcom's report on this aspect. As for the newspaper industry's financial future and the health of the press, those are matters for the...

Corporation Tax Bill: The Economy and Business, Innovation and Skills (26 Nov 2009)

Pat McFadden: ...the fiscal stimulus". He and his shadow Chancellor argued for public spending to be cut just when the country needed it most. The taxpayer has saved the financial system, and the Financial Services Bill focuses on the need for responsibility in the financial services industry in return for the commitment given by the taxpayer. The Bill will make it clear that we want a strong financial...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (26 Nov 2009)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: My Lords, I want to focus my remarks on the UK's progress in becoming world-class in developing skills for employment and on the ways in which the Children, Schools and Families Bill and the Digital Economy Bill will take this forward. In my view, the Government have made huge strides over the past 12 years. The recent report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills documents this...

Business of the House (26 Nov 2009)

Tom Watson: ...website tells us that the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills is seeking to take delegated powers to allow him to amend the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. When will the Digital Economy Bill reach this House so that we can make the case for an independent regulator to do that job, and certainly not a politician?

Queen's Speech — Debate (5th Day) (25 Nov 2009)

Lord Myners: ...need to prosper and invest, both in supporting the financial system, enhancing cash flow through targeted schemes such as the enterprise finance guarantee, which has provided guarantees of £1.3 billion, and through the working capital scheme, which is offering up to £10 billion to SMEs. The noble Lord, Lord Sugar, in a well received speech, spoke about the advice that he intends...


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