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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) 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...

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.

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