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Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 (23 Jan 2017)

Trevor Lunn: ...about somebody who came forward as a concerned citizen, with absolutely the right motives, to point out that the scheme was going to cost us money. The problem for her was that she was in a business involved in energy economy. She was trying to get people to take fairly simple actions that would improve their energy economy and energy usage, through insulation, digital technology and a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (23 Jan 2017)

Amber Rudd: We are determined to protect children and vulnerable people. That is why today the Government have tabled an important amendment to the Digital Economy Bill. The amendment will give the police the power to go to the courts to compel phone companies to shut down phone lines being used by county lines gangs to sell illegal drugs. These gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and...

Brexit: Creative Industries - Motion to Take Note (19 Jan 2017)

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: ..., for initiating this debate today. He and many other noble Lords have spoken very powerfully in what has been a very good debate about the significance of the creative industries not only to our economy going forward but to our fundamental culture and way of life, and how important they are now and will be in the future. As noble Lords have said, the creative industries are our...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Lanarkshire (19 Jan 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...UK’s landmass by end-2017. Additionally Telefonica (O2) has a licence obligation to deliver indoor 4G coverage to 98% of UK premises (95% in Scotland and the other Devolved Administrations.) The Digital Economy Bill, currently going through Parliament, will give the regulator Ofcom the power to issue large fines to mobile phone companies who fail to meet their licence obligations. ...

Parliamentary Proceedings: Statistics - Question for Short Debate (18 Jan 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...session, the Leader also expressed his support for pre-legislative scrutiny. So far in this Parliament, we have seen several major pieces of legislation published in draft, including the Wales Bill and the then Investigatory Powers Bill. It is the Government’s intention to publish legislation for pre-legislative scrutiny wherever possible. The draft Public Sector Ombudsman Bill was...

S4C (18 Jan 2017)

Albert Owen: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. He and many in the Chamber have campaigned for S4C for many years. The Minister is in charge of the digital economy; the new media that the hon. Member for Ceredigion (Mr Williams) has mentioned are difficult to obtain in many areas of Wales, for infrastructure reasons. I welcome the Digital Economy Bill but there is a need...

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,...


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