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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...

Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Committee (6th Day) (3 Feb 2010)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...with regard to broadcasting provision. Restricting the funding as the noble Lord suggests would be to restrict it to television news only. Of course, it is widely recognised-and this is why the Bill is called the Digital Economy Bill-that the future of digital Britain is very much online. The purpose of the clause is to provide for a convergence of news provision across as many platforms...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (3 Feb 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (26 Jan 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (26 Jan 2010)

Lord Clement-Jones: ...We may need to have further debates on this clause at the Report stage, depending on the Government's approach. I appreciated the Minister's reference to Samuel Johnson. When a man is tired of the Digital Economy Bill he is tired of life. I am sure that this show will run and run. When I heard the comments of the noble Lords, Lord Puttnam and Lord Triesman, both of whom I respect...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Legislation (25 Jan 2010)

Lord Young of Norwood Green: The following Bills were introduced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its predecessors: 2004-05 Session Consumer Credit Bill Equality Bill. 2005-06 Session Companies Bill [HL]; Consumer Credit Bill; Equality Bill [HL]; Wireless Telegraphy [HL] (Consolidation Bill); and Work and Families Bill. 2006-07 Session Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill [HL]. 2007-08...

Written Answers — Culture Media and Sport: Digital Broadcasting: Radio (21 Jan 2010)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effects of digital switchover under the provisions of the Digital Economy Bill on the ability of local commercial radio stations without a digital path to continue to broadcast on the analogue spectrum.


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