Results 121–140 of 1052 for digital economy bill

Better Regulation - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...cause or causes have not been proved. Likely culprits identified by informed observers include poor education and skills, inadequate infrastructure, insufficient housing and R&D, and the impact of digital on revenue and national income statistics. I believe, however, that the wrong kind of regulation, an excess of it and a tendency to dream up new regulations in response to crises are also...

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill - Third Reading (6 Dec 2017)

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: My Lords, I shall respond to the typically generous comments from the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, and the noble Baroness, Lady Pinnock, regarding the Bill in general. I also want to put on record a couple of other issues. First, I undertook that we would look at gaming, and after discussing the issue with Ofcom and Gamma Telecom—I have shared this with the opposition parties—they have...

Video Games: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse - Question (6 Dec 2017)

Baroness Howe of Idlicote: My Lords, does the Minister agree that because of amendments introduced in your Lordships’ House to the Digital Economy Bill in March, it will now be perfectly possible for adults using the internet to access very realistic animated computer-generated images of child sex abuse and pornographic violence against women? Does he further agree that it was a terrible mistake to introduce this...

Youth Employment — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] (6 Dec 2017)

Damian Hinds: ...their background, valuable work experience and vocational training. We have already made significant progress on youth unemployment. As my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Bill Grant) reminded us, youth unemployment is down by 422,000 since 2010. Youth unemployment is now at a record low: just 4.8% of under-25s are both unemployed and not in full-time education, and...

Trade and Customs Policy - Motion to Take Note (5 Dec 2017)

Lord Price: ...current EU third-party trade agreements, establishing new trade agreements, supporting DExEU in its work on a new trade deal with the EU, and putting in place a UK trade remedies regime. The trade Bill and the customs Bill will provide the necessary framework for the department to carry out that work, and I am wholly supportive of the Government’s approach. The Bills bring to life the...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (4 Dec 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: My Lords, the UK economy is forecast to grow by 1.5% in 2017, and we still have debts of £1.7 trillion. Within eight months, the OBR’s GDP forecasts for the next five years have been revised down to the lowest in our history. In those eight months since the last Budget, our productivity growth forecasts have been drastically reduced and, in eight months, the OBR expects the UK to perform...

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) (Disabled Access) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (24 Nov 2017)

Lord Wasserman: ..., “a country that works for everyone”. She also said that the Government she led, “will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives”. If I were asked to propose one short Bill to give effect to the Prime Minister’s twin objectives of building a country that works for everyone and giving ordinary people more control over their own lives, I could not think of...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (6th Day) (22 Nov 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: My Lords, I am obliged to all noble Lords for their contributions this afternoon. I would hope that recent debates, particularly in Committee on the Bill, have assured noble Lords that the Government are absolutely committed to preserving the freedom of the press and maintaining the necessary balance between privacy and freedom of expression in our existing law that has generally served us...

Income Tax (Charge) (22 Nov 2017)

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown: .... Technology is really important if this country is to remain competitive with our foreign competitors and our productivity is to increase. Thankfully, this country has experienced huge growth in digital innovation. However, we have a shortfall of about 40,000 people with the necessary skills in science, technology, engineering and maths to meet the demands of our economy. My hon. Friend...

Ways and Means - Financial Statementways and Means (22 Nov 2017)

Philip Hammond: ...at 3% in this quarter before falling back towards target over the next year. I reaffirm the remit for the independent Monetary Policy Committee and its 2% CPI inflation target. We took over an economy with the highest budget deficit in our peacetime history. Since then, thanks to the hard work of the British people, that deficit has been shrinking and next year will be below 2%. However,...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Charter of Fundamental Rights – Government Report (21 Nov 2017)

Brendan O'Hara: ...cross-border data transfers are vital, not only for the technology sector but also for financial services, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, energy and most other sectors”. The Data Protection Bill impact assessment, published last month, recognised the huge economic importance of the UK being able to guarantee effective unrestricted data flow and predicted that being at the forefront...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (5th Day) (20 Nov 2017)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: My Lords, the amendments tabled by the noble Lords, Lord Stevenson and Lord Kennedy, reflect the recommendations made by the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee in its report on the Bill. As noble Lords will be aware, the Government hold the committee in high regard and, as always, we are grateful for its consideration of the delegated powers in the Bill. As set out in our...

Finance Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (15 Nov 2017)

Baroness Kramer: My Lords, it has been a short debate—I am beginning to think that debates are in inverse size to a Bill, as is perhaps true in this case—but a fascinating one, and I am glad to be the first of the wind-up speakers. When the Minister opened this discussion of the Bill, he concentrated first on praising the Government for their action on tax avoidance. If he feels that action has been...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (13 Nov 2017)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Stevenson, has raised some important points, which refer back to our labour over the Digital Economy Bill. One particular point occurs to me in relation to the questions that he asked: have we made any progress towards anonymisation in age verification, as we debated at some length during the passage of that Bill? As I recall, the Government’s point was that...

Growing up with the Internet (Communications Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (7 Nov 2017)

Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen: ...enormous brain here. I am pleased he is now free to give us his wisdom over the coming weeks, months and years to come. The committee’s Growing up with the Internet report highlights the evolving digital environment that children experience and correctly identifies a number of potential risks that children face online, including access to harmful content, cyberbullying and loss of...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (2nd Day) (6 Nov 2017)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...level of safety online for all users, as set out in the internet safety strategy. We are consulting on a new code of practice for the providers of online social media platforms, as required by the Digital Economy Act. That will set best practice for platform providers in offering adequate online protection policies, including minimum standards. Approaching the problem in this way as a...

Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools (2 Nov 2017)

Mims Davies: ...positive steps. For me, this debate is the start of a very long journey, and I agree with my right hon. Friend about the importance of relationship, sex and online education. During my work on the Digital Economy Bill, I was absolutely staggered by the amount of pornography our youngsters are able to get hold of at the touch of a button. From nudes, to sexting, to Snapchat, I do not think...

Backbench Business: HMRC Closures — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (2 Nov 2017)

Luke Graham: ...East (Stuart C. McDonald) on securing this important debate. This reform of the HMRC estate takes place against the backdrop of large organisational changes in HMRC and the drift towards a more digital economy. The changes, some of which are being made in the Finance Bill, are about making tax digital. People’s interaction with tax and HMRC services online is becoming increasingly...

Finance Bill: Trades and property businesses: calculation of profits (31 Oct 2017)

Peter Dowd: The Finance Bill that is before the House is nothing short of a wasted opportunity. It is indicative of a Government who wish to serve the interests of a wealthy few at the expense of the many. That is a fact. Rather than introducing measures to bolster people in their daily lives, such as sensible proposals on investment, fair taxation, raising the UK’s woeful productivity and improving...

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (30 Oct 2017)

Lord Patel: ...by the Wellcome Trust, the MRC, Cancer Research UK, the AMRC, the Sanger Institute, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the ESRC and many others. They are extremely anxious that what we do with the Bill does not in any way counter their ability to use data for productive research—and I do mean productive research. I declare an interest: I am a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and...


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