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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: 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...

Written Answers — Scotland: Digital Economy Bill (25 Nov 2009)

Michael Moore: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the application of the provisions of the Digital Economy Bill to Scotland.

Debate on the Address: Energy and Climate Change and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (24 Nov 2009)

Hugo Swire: I shall be astonished if some of these rehashed announcements and Bills go anywhere in the time left to the Government. In fact, I share the astonishment expressed by the hon. Member for City of Durham (Dr. Blackman-Woods), but it is not astonishment about the cynicism of the Opposition; it is astonishment about what was not in the Queen's Speech. I find myself-unusually-slightly agreeing...

Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (24 Nov 2009)

Lord Birt: time our superb 19th-century water and sewerage infrastructure. The fifth issue is communications. Regulatory failure had us lagging well behind other leading nations in the development of our digital communications infrastructure, although the Digital Economy Bill to be considered in this Session offers the prospect of a catch-up. The sixth issue is energy. As the noble Baroness, Lady...

Queen's Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (23 Nov 2009)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws: ...Lordships will be happy to hear that I am not going to depart from tradition. But let me start with praise. Like everyone, I want to congratulate the Government on the introduction of the Bribery Bill. The United Kingdom was criticised for what was seen as a sort of tolerance of this kind of corruption. It may have been somewhat unfair, but certainly it was seen that modernisation was...

Queen's Speech — Debate (2nd Day) (19 Nov 2009)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...House appreciated his skill, as it will the skill of the noble Baroness, Lady Kinnock. I must say straightaway that we on this side of the House strongly support the Cluster Munitions (Prohibition) Bill. Two noble Lords deserve special mention. They got it yesterday, and I will mention them again today, for all the work that they have done. The noble Lord, Lord Dubs, who is in his place,...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] — First Reading (19 Nov 2009)

Digital Economy Bill [HL] — First Reading

Written Ministerial Statements — Leader of the House: Legislative Programme (2009-10) (19 Nov 2009)

Harriet Harman: Listed below are those Bills which the Government intend to bring forward in the current session. Details of each of these Bills are available from the Leader of the House of Commons website: 1) Bribery 2) Children, Schools and Families 3) Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) 4) Crime and Security 5) Digital Economy 6) Energy 7) Financial Services 8) Fiscal...

Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland: Legislative Programme (19 Nov 2009)

Shaun Woodward: ...measures of relevance to the people of Northern Ireland. The following is a summary of the legislation announced in the Queen's Speech and its impact in Northern Ireland. It includes both new Bills that will be introduced in the current Session and Bills carried over from the last Session. It does not include draft Bills. The list also identifies the lead Government Department. The...

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