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Video Recordings Bill — First Reading and Statement (7 Jan 2010)

Lord Davies of Oldham: My Lords, the House has just given a First Reading to the Video Recordings Bill, and of course I am delighted with that. This may therefore be a useful point for me to set out the Government's plans in relation to this Bill. With the agreement of the usual channels, the Government intend to fast-track this Bill through its stages in this House. Many of your Lordships will be aware that this...

Digital Economy Bill [HL]: Committee (1st Day) (6 Jan 2010)

Baroness Buscombe: My Lords, first, I need to declare an ongoing and active involvement in the media as chairman of the Press Complaints Commission. One of the difficulties surrounding the whole viability of the digital economy is that not only did the Communications Act not even refer to the existence of the internet, the principal focus of our debates regarding Ofcom's duties were the rights of citizens and...

Digital Economy Bill [HL] (6 Jan 2010)

Digital Economy Bill [HL]

Video Recordings Bill (Allocation of Time): Transitional provision (6 Jan 2010)

Siôn Simon: ...issues for local and trading standards administrations, and we are confident that that guidance will equip them to deal with the situation appropriately. This Third Reading is a conclusion to the Bill. I need only repeat my gratitude to Members on both sides of the House, and particularly to the Opposition parties, which have supported us wholeheartedly as we have used this procedure to...

Video Recordings Bill (Allocation of Time): Video Recordings Bill (6 Jan 2010)

Siôn Simon: ...and compensation, but in the absence of further interventions, I shall proceed to answer the questions about the potential for insertion of what might be described as the PEGI clauses of the Digital Economy Bill, which introduce the PEGI European classification system for video games in this country into this Bill. One of the fundamental reasons why the House has considered the Bill, and...

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]

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