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Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Public Lending Right (18 Jan 2017)

Rob Wilson: The Minister for Digital and Culture confirmed at the Report stage of the Digital Economy Bill in the House of Commons on 28 November 2016 that the Government intends to legislate to extend the Public Lending Right to include the remote lending of e-books. The Department is working to bring forward the necessary legislative amendment as soon as possible.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill - Second Reading (17 Jan 2017)

the Earl of Lytton: My Lords, my interest in the matters covered in the Bill as a property professional and landowner are probably well known, as is my vice-presidency of the National Association of Local Councils and of the LGA. I too welcome most of the Bill for reasons similar to those already given by other noble Lords, but it will be necessary to examine the detail. Most of the provisions are necessary and...

Leaving the Eu: the Rural Economy (17 Jan 2017)

Therese Coffey: ...I am grateful for all the contributions from right hon. and hon. Members. I hope to be able to cover all the many points that they have made. Rural businesses in England contribute more than £230 billion to the economy, employing 3.4 million people. The contribution of sectors is as varied in the rural economy as it is in the urban economy. As we have heard today, the food, farming,...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Digital Technology: Training (16 Jan 2017)

Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to consult on the new entitlement to free digital skills training to be introduced in the Digital Economy Bill.

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill (13 Jan 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...called to the Dispatch Box to respond to this debate. Like everybody else, I put on the record wholeheartedly my thanks to my hon. Friend the Member for Torbay (Kevin Foster) for introducing the Bill. He gave a great exposition of the Bill and set out in good detail what he hopes we can achieve. I also put on the record my thanks to the officials in the Department for Culture, Media and...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (11 Jan 2017)

Lord Giddens: My Lords, I support these amendments and will elaborate on what I said at Second Reading about the likely impact of the digital revolution on higher education, which will potentially be absolutely fundamental and possibly as great as it has been in any other area of society and the economy. Traditionally, part-time and distance learning have been seen as a kind of adjunct to...

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (21 Dec 2016)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: ...consulted on proposals in the scheme. The combined authority ran the consultation from March 2016 to May 2016, in conjunction with the 10 local authorities. The consultation was primarily conducted digitally, including promotion through social media. In addition, of course, respondents were able to provide responses on paper, and posters and consultation leaflets were available in prime...

Social Mobility Committee Report - Motion to Take Note (20 Dec 2016)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...Lord, Lord Sainsbury. These reforms will provide a high-quality technical track, centred on 15 routes, preparing individuals for skilled employment. We will ensure that technical education is employer-led and responsive to the requirements of the economy. The forthcoming Technical and Further Education Bill, which was mentioned by the noble Lord, Lord Watson, among other noble Lords, takes...

Leasehold and Commonhold Reform: Christmas Adjournment (20 Dec 2016)

Michael Ellis: ...do this House proud. My hon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman) spoke about those less fortunate than ourselves. I commend him on the work that he has done and is doing on the Homelessness Reduction Bill, which is making good progress. I am told that it is the longest-ever private Member’s Bill—quite an achievement—and he has clearly done tremendous work in...

Exiting the Eu: Science and Research (19 Dec 2016)

Daniel Zeichner: ...Agency. If we reject the importance of that—as, alarmingly, the Secretary of State for International Trade did in extraordinarily cursory fashion very recently—access to new treatments will slow down, drugs prices will go up and our NHS will foot the bill. Furthermore, our life sciences sector will suffer. In Cambridge there are more than 160 life science companies, but if our...

Commercial Financial Dispute Resolution Platform: Broadband Universal Service Obligation (15 Dec 2016)

Louise Haigh: ...) on securing this welcome debate. He brings considerable expertise in this area to the House. The starting point for all hon. Members is that everyone must share in the benefits of our modern digital society. That is an issue that Members on both sides of the House have championed for many years. The message has come out from this House loud and clear today that broadband and mobile...

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (15 Dec 2016)

Matthew Hancock: ...available to over 90% of homes and businesses in the UK—up from 45% in 2010—and is on track to reach 95% by the end of 2017. After that, we are bringing in a universal service obligation in the Digital Economy Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (15 Dec 2016)

Karen Bradley: ...sure my hon. Friend welcomes the charter, which sees a new regulatory regime for the BBC and includes Ofcom having regulatory responsibility, that is being laid today. I am sure he will support the Digital Economy Bill, making its passage through the other place, to ensure that the regulatory regime comes into force.

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Children (15 Dec 2016)

Matthew Hancock: We are introducing legislation through the Digital Economy Bill to require that pornographic material must not be made available online on a commercial basis without age verification, to restrict its access to under 18s. Government works with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety to keep children and young people safe online. Bringing together industry, law enforcement, academia,...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies (15 Dec 2016)

Matthew Hancock: At 2016 Autumn Statement, the Government announced £1bn of new funding to boost the UK's digital infrastructure, including a programme of testbeds and trials to support the deployment and development of 5G. Further detail will be set out at Budget 2017 alongside a new 5G strategy, to ensure that the UK is able to maximise the opportunities from 5G leading to widespread deployment as soon...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom: Finance (15 Dec 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: Ofcom is currently funded through fees from industry for regulating broadcasting and communications networks and from grant in aid from government. The Digital Economy Bill contains a provision to change Ofcom’s funding so that it will be entirely self-funded, only receiving grant-in-aid for delivery of specific government programmes Under the Communications Act 2003 (sections 38 -...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Budget 2017-18 (15 Dec 2016)

Derek Mackay: .... It is an historic budget, delivered in challenging economic and political circumstances. The tax and spending proposals that I will set out today will improve our public services, support our economy and provide the foundations for future sustainable growth and prosperity. Over the coming weeks, I will work with all parties and stakeholders to build support for the proposals. The...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: My Lords, the fact that this is a wide-ranging Bill is not surprising when you consider how the digital economy is transforming the world before us, and it has certainly been a wide-ranging debate. I thank all noble Lords for their contributions today, particularly those who have come to see me in the past week to discuss the legislation. Before the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, asks me, as he...

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (12 Dec 2016)

Baroness Barker: ..., I declare a non-pecuniary interest, in that I am an unpaid adviser to a company called Charity Checkout, which exists to assist small charities in particular to increase their ability to accept digital donations. It is a great pleasure to follow the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson. He was indeed here almost four years ago exactly when we discussed this measure in the original Bill. I also echo...


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