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Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill: Small-scale radio multiplex services (3 Feb 2017)

Rob Wilson: ..., for calling me to speak on this important occasion. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Torbay (Kevin Foster)—this is the first opportunity I have had to do so—on getting this Bill through to Third Reading. He has done an extremely detailed and thorough job on it, and it is a great credit to him that it looks as though it is going to pass into law—without...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Feb 2017)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, I am very conscious of the time and I will try to be as brief as I can. The amendment is designed to amend the Bill to extend the public lending right to remote e-book lending. The way we access books is increasingly changing as technology offers new ways to access the written word. Libraries are now lending many e-books: 2.3 million e-book loans were made in 2015 alone and the...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (2 Feb 2017)

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (2nd Day)

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (2 Feb 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...it is why we will deliver measures such as the £500 million Scottish growth scheme, more investment in higher and further education, new investment in innovation and investment hubs, and of course £4 billion of investment in infrastructure across transport, public services, affordable housing and digital infrastructure. We propose to reduce the business rates poundage and expand...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies (1 Feb 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...Additionally O2 has a licence obligation to provide indoor 4G coverage to 98% of premises, also by the end of 2017. These obligations will be enforced by Ofcom who will have a new power, under the Digital Economy Bill, to fine operators if they fail to meet these targets. The licence obligations arising from the December 2014 agreement, have locked in investment of £5 billion and are...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Foster of Bath: ...roll-out highlight the issues when infrastructure is owned by a private monopoly. We should seek to break up this market as much as possible. For that to happen, investment incentives for independent infrastructure need to be maintained”.—[Official Report, Commons, Digital Economy Bill Committee, 20/10/16; col. 165.] I entirely agree with the Front Bench of the Labour Party in...

Digital Economy Bill (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...been said in terms of aspirations. I think we will differ when we come to decide how the USO should be used to fulfil those aspirations, and exactly what its role is. The Government have a clear digital agenda, and our ambition is for world-class digital connectivity. We are determined to ensure that the UK has the digital infrastructure that our businesses and citizens need both now and...

Statutory Sex and Relationships Education (31 Jan 2017)

Stewart Jackson: ...explicitness of pornography and how to protect children from it, rather than merely treating the symptoms of all the material that is circulating. The Government have taken that duty seriously with the Digital Economy Bill, part 3 of which will soon be implemented. The requirement of robust age verification is not the whole answer, by any means, but it is very important, and I take this...

Public Bill Committee: Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill: Small-scale radio multiplex services (31 Jan 2017)

Kevin Foster: The Bill states that it “may…require small-scale radio multiplex services to be provided on a non-commercial basis”. We need to be clear that multiplex is the infrastructure of broadcast rather than the stations. It would therefore be possible where appropriate for small-scale commercial stations to broadcast via such a system—that would not be prohibited by the...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies (30 Jan 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...operators have a legally binding licence obligation to provide voice and SMS text coverage to 90% of the UK landmass by the end of 2017. Ofcom is responsible to enforce these obligations and the Digital Economy Bill, will give Ofcom the power to issue large fines to any operator who fails to meet their licence obligations. Further details can be found in Ofcom's 2016 Connected Nations...

Digital Economy Bill - Order of Consideration Motion (26 Jan 2017)

Digital Economy Bill - Order of Consideration Motion

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Economy Bill (25 Jan 2017)

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Digital and Culture of 28 November 2016, column 1345, when that Minister plans to write to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland on amendments 25 and 26 to the Digital Economy Bill.

Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau Motion (25 Jan 2017)

Kenneth Macintosh: The next item of business is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion. Motion moved, That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the legislative consent memorandum in relation to the Digital Economy Bill (UK legislation).—[ Joe FitzPatrick ]

Scottish Parliament: Decision Time (25 Jan 2017)

...to. The final question is, that motion S5M-03604, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the designation of a lead committee, be agreed to. Motion agreed to, That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the legislative consent memorandum in relation to the Digital Economy Bill (UK legislation).

Northern Ireland Assembly: Adjournment: Broadband: Newry and Armagh (24 Jan 2017)

Justin McNulty: Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. Like other Members, I wish you well as you start the next challenge of your life. The great digital divide: my colleagues in local government and I get contacted about this on a daily basis, like other Members. It is fitting that, as we leave this place tonight and move into an election phase, we discuss this very important issue, which impacts so many...

Scottish Parliament: Forestry (24 Jan 2017)

Fergus Ewing: ...of Scotland. Our forestry resources represent 45 per cent of the United Kingdom total and 60 per cent of UK softwood production. Forestry contributes almost £1,000 million a year to the Scottish economy and it supports 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs. Private plantings cover more than 965,000 hectares, and the national forest estate covers 640,000 hectares—some 8.2 per cent of...

Industrial Strategy Consultation - Statement (23 Jan 2017)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...;the words “cut and paste” crossed my mind. However, on this side of the House we are glad that some of the approach—particularly the sector plan—does represent a new way to support the development of our economy. We are keen to observe the development of this strategy: how the Government will deal with the obvious issues around picking winners and national...


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