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Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2017 - Motions to Approve (30 Mar 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...the size of the House of Lords, I just say, as somebody who was Leader of the House of Commons at the time, that if his great party had supported the programme Motion on the House of Lords Reform Bill, the House of Lords would be a lot smaller than it is now. His party bears some responsibility for the failure to get the numbers down to a more manageable level. I will put that on one side...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tickets: Touting (30 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...be extremely difficult to enforce. As part of our response, and in response to a series of roundtable discussions with industry and law enforcement agencies, we have tabled an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill which will give us the power to create a specific offence of using a ticketing bot to purchase more tickets than the maximum permitted, to put beyond doubt the illegality of this...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (29 Mar 2017)

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued)

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day) (29 Mar 2017)

Digital Economy Bill - Report (3rd Day)

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Tickets: Touting (23 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...and accepted its nine recommendations in full. As part of our response, and in response to a series of roundtable discussions with industry and law enforcement agencies, we have tabled an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill which will give us the power to create a specific offence of using a ticketing bot to purchase more tickets than the maximum permitted, to put beyond doubt the...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Pendle (22 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...provide voice/SMS text coverage to at least 90% of the UK’s landmass by end-2017. Additionally Telefonica (O2) has a licence obligation to deliver indoor 4G coverage to 98% of UK premises. The Digital Economy Bill, currently going through Parliament, will give the regulator Ofcom the power to issue large fines to mobile phone companies who fail to meet their licence obligations. ...

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...


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