Results 101–120 of 893 for digital economy bill

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...

Broadband (8 Mar 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...your advertising, the more persuasive it will be.” As in any market for broadband, customers need clear, concise and accurate information to make an informed choice. We are therefore including measures in the Digital Economy Bill to strengthen Ofcom’s powers to provide information to consumers, including data on the accuracy of broadband speed predictions. In the digital...

Financial Statement (8 Mar 2017)

Philip Hammond: ...the UK even more attractive for R and D, we have accepted industry calls for a reduction in administrative burdens around the scheme and will shortly bring forward measures to deliver that. In a digital age, it is right that we develop a digital tax system, but in response to concerns about the timetable expressed by business organisations and by several of my right hon. Friends,...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Report (Continued) (7 Mar 2017)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...afraid I do not agree with his conclusion. The amendments have clearly been tabled with great sincerity and I appreciate all their aims and concerns. They are trying to impose statutory precision on a Bill that happens to be going through this House in order to make provision for a very uncertain future and for events that are completely unforeseeable. As my noble friend and others have...

Sky and 21st Century Fox: Proposed Merger - Statement (6 Mar 2017)

Lord Puttnam: ..., which is for the most part very welcome. Not frivolously at all, the two criteria the Secretary of State has chosen are precisely those for which all-party amendments have been put down for the Digital Economy Bill. I have a question relating to each of them. The first is on media plurality. As the noble Lord, Lord McNally, has just said, it has been 14 years since we first raised this...

Brexit: Options for Trade (EUC Report) - Motion to Take Note (2 Mar 2017)

Lord Mawson: My Lords, the findings of this excellent report are in the document before the House. Having listened to evidence of companies on the cutting edge of our economy, I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about what our future as a country might need to look like if we are to trade, post the decision of 23 June last year, in a changing world and to truly optimise the development of products...

International Women’S Day: Welsh Affairs (2 Mar 2017)

Albert Owen: The hon. Gentleman is right. In fact, I was just coming to businesses. I welcome the Digital Economy Bill. I have been arguing for some time, like many other Members, that we need universal coverage in the UK, and it has been resisted for too long. Now it is in the Bill. United as Welsh MPs, we can take the lead and have the universal service obligation rolled out in Wales first. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Business of the House (2 Mar 2017)

David Lidington: .... Gentleman’s question about ticket touts, I will refer to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport his point about wanting a review. I also draw his attention to the efforts being made in the Digital Economy Bill to limit what ticket bots can do in snapping up vast numbers of tickets for musicals and other public events and then selling them at, indeed, a quite...

Scottish Parliament: Child Protection Improvement Programme (2 Mar 2017)

Mark McDonald: ...also continue to be represented on the executive board of the Council for Child Internet Safety. In addition, the Scottish Government continues to engage with the UK Government as it develops the Digital Economy Bill. I hope that Richard Lyle can be assured that a range of approaches are being taken by the Scottish Government to ensure that children are as safe as they can be online. I am...

PRAYERS - [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] : Liverpool City Region (Poverty) — [Mr George Howarth in the Chair] (1 Mar 2017)

Frank Field: ...had. My four questions for the Minister are about ways in which we in Merseyside could immediately be helped to fight back against the extent of hunger, particularly among schoolchildren. First, given that the Digital Economy Bill is going through the House, will the Minister require the three Merseyside boroughs that do not use housing benefit data automatically to register children as...

Scottish Parliament: BBC Scotland Digital Channel (1 Mar 2017)

Lewis Macdonald: ...that public service channels are easy to find by ensuring that they have prominent places on those guides. There is an opportunity to extend that remit to reflect changing technologies through the Digital Economy Bill at Westminster. I hope that all parties in the Scottish Parliament agree that that opportunity should not be missed. In all those respects, we can help to ensure that the new...

Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit - Question (28 Feb 2017)

Lord Prior of Brampton: My Lords, I think this issue was debated during consideration of the Digital Economy Bill, and I understand that the noble Lord and others wanted to see it addressed in that Bill. Our feeling is that existing laws are sufficient and that, in any event, this matter could be addressed outside the Bill. I believe that we are putting out a call for evidence on it from users to absolutely nail...

Intellectual Property: British Economy — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (28 Feb 2017)

Kevin Brennan: I again urge the Minister to consider trying to do something about this issue in the Digital Economy Bill before it completes its stages in the House of Lords.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: British Board of Film Classification (27 Feb 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...have met the BBFC on a number of occasions, including as part of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety Executive Board. In addition, David Austin the Chief Exec of the BBFC was a witness at a Digital Economy Bill Committee evidence session on 11 October 2016. The Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet Office and I both sat on the Public Bill Committee. The latest meeting with Ministers...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Exeter (27 Feb 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...over 300,000 premises with superfast broadband and further procurements are in train to extend coverage further. The Universal Service Obligation, which we have enabling powers for in the Digital Economy Bill, will help ensure that everyone can access high speed broadband.

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill - Second Reading (24 Feb 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: My Lords, I first take this opportunity to thank my noble friend Lady Bloomfield for introducing the Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex) Services Bill before your Lordships’ House. I also pay tribute to my honourable friend in another place, Kevin Foster, MP for Torbay, who worked so hard to make the Bill happen. I say to the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, straightaway —and as a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Warm Home Discount Scheme: Payments (23 Feb 2017)

Jesse Norman: ...number of rebates as speedily as possible. For winter 2017/18, the Department for Work and Pensions will provide the bulk of Core Group customer details to energy suppliers in August 2017. The Digital Economy Bill currently going through Parliament will provide powers that can potentially further improve data matching.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 (23 Feb 2017)

Frank Field: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the letter of 14 February 2017 from the Minister of State for Digital and Culture to the hon Member for Birkenhead, which services and benefits he plans to include within the affirmative procedures for public service delivery under the Digital Economy Bill.

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Feb 2017)

Derek Mackay: I am delighted to lead this debate on the budget bill for 2017-18. First, I confirm that I responded formally to the Finance and Constitution Committee report on the budget on Tuesday. I commend the Finance and Constitution Committee and all the subject committees for their constructive approach. Our process, in future, will continue to adapt to our new powers, and I look forward to seeing...

Digital Economy Bill - Report (1st Day) (22 Feb 2017)

Lord Fox: ...follow the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, whose comprehensive support of his amendment means that I need say very little, but I will make a couple of points. We have talked in various debates on the digital economy about how wireless and broadband are converging, but there is one area where we do not want them to converge. The paroxysms that we are putting ourselves through around the...


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