Results 61–80 of 818 for digital economy bill

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Databases (22 Mar 2017)

Ben Gummer: The data sharing measures in the Digital Economy Bill will enable more effective data sharing to improve the public services and functions we deliver. In addition the Government Transformation Strategy sets out specific opportunities for improvement which will be overseen by a new Chief Data Officer and a Data Advisory Board.

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...for the ECO scheme, which is proposed to run from April 2017 to the end of September 2018, will improve the targeting rate to 34%. We do not believe that is enough. The targeting rate can go higher, and the Digital Economy Bill, which the hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough mentioned, is currently going through Parliament and will enable greater data sharing and give the...

Short and Holiday-Let Accommodation (Notification of Local Authorities) (21 Mar 2017)

Karen Buck: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require householders to notify local authorities of an intention to register accommodation for short or holiday lets; and for connected purposes. Good ideas can be undermined when a minority abuse or exploit them, causing harm to others and undermining the wellbeing of the wider community. The “sharing” economy is fizzing...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Disclosure of Information (21 Mar 2017)

Chris Skidmore: ...is easy to maintain and use. The potential of data sharing to save time and resource in several key areas across Whitehall has been analysed as part of the data sharing measures set out in the Digital Economy Bill. These measures enable easier data sharing to improve the public services and functions we deliver. For example, providing automatic rebates to those in fuel poverty would cost...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (20 Mar 2017)

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (Continued)

Digital Economy Bill - Report (2nd Day) (20 Mar 2017)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...was right then and those words stand the test again today. This framework has underpinned video regulation since and was adopted into the regulation of video on demand in 2014. It was totally logical that it should be included in this Bill when it was introduced in the other place. In parenthesis, and before saying anything further, I commend the Government for taking on the regulation of...

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...


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