Results 1–20 of 3453 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Matthew Hancock

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: As we have heard, superfast broadband is now available to more than 94% of premises. In 2010, only 42.5% of homes in Windsor had superfast broadband access. Today, that number is just shy of 94%.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Windsor is not only well connected, but well represented. My hon. Friend’s point is that it is important that new developments get infrastructure and connectivity right from the start. We have agreed with the Home Builders Federation and major broadband providers that all new large developments of over 30 homes will get good connections, but we are also talking to the Department for...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: As it happens, I was in Teesside last week talking to local authorities from across the region. We designed the scheme to allow all local bodies of whatever size to bid—district and borough councils, county councils and larger metropolitan areas—so I look forward to engaging with the hon. Lady to ensure that that can be taken forward.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: West Berkshire is also extremely well represented, and testament to that is the fact that so much progress has been made on superfast broadband. I love the fact that there are now more and more different providers—not just Openreach and Virgin, but Gigaclear, Hyperoptic and others—that are working to get Britain connected.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Yes, I saw my Scottish counterpart last week, and I am going to Scotland in a fortnight to discuss the matter. The problem in Scotland is that we delegated the funding to the Scottish Government, who have contracted more slowly than any English county or the Welsh Government. They need to get on with it.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Rural Broadband (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: My hon. Friend is dead right. I pay tribute to the work that Devon County Council and Somerset County Council have done together to deliver into some very hard-to-reach rural areas. In contrast to the Scottish contracting, they have been getting contracts out the door in order to achieve connectivity as quickly as possible.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Infrastructure Investment (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: As well as the current generation of technologies, we have provided more than £1 billion of funding to support the next generation of digital infrastructure, including investment in full-fibre networks and 5G testbeds, so that we are ready to ensure that we are ahead of the pack as 5G is developed.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Infrastructure Investment (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: My hon. and learned Friend has been assiduous in putting the case for Cambridgeshire, because of the combination of amazing high-tech growth in Cambridge itself and its rural hinterland, as an area where we can really test these technologies. I look forward to working with her and with Connecting Cambridgeshire to see whether we can make that happen.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Infrastructure Investment (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: I am slightly surprised by the question, because we have introduced the Data Protection Bill, which is currently in the other place, to give people much more control and consent over their data and to ensure that in the UK we have a system that supports the use of data in a modern way while strengthening privacy. No doubt we will have a debate when the Bill comes to this House, but it is...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Infrastructure Investment (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Absolutely. Not only are we ensuring that we roll out the current generation of technology—we are pushing the Scottish Government to deliver on that—but for the next generation of technology we will deliver directly to local authorities in Scotland, rather than going through the Scottish Government, because we want to make sure that Scotland does not get left behind, as it has...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Digital Infrastructure Investment (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We have been putting a lot of work into trying to ensure that we get a faster roll-out in Northern Ireland, and I am happy to meet the hon. Gentleman to talk about the details. The passing of the Northern Ireland Budget Bill this week will help to deliver that, and it will help to ensure that we have the structures in place. I am determined to make sure that Northern Ireland continues to get...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cyber Attacks (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Protecting the UK from cyber-attack is a tier 1 national securing issue. We are investing £1.9 billion in cyber-security, and this year we opened the National Cyber Security Centre to lead the nation’s efforts.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cyber Attacks (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The Prime Minister has been clear—as she set out on Monday night, with more details provided by the National Cyber Security Centre on Tuesday—that we know what the Russians are doing and we are not going to let them get away with it.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cyber Attacks (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Yes. This is an incredibly important issue and the Select Committee is taking a lead to ensure that evidence is brought to light. We will of course investigate all the evidence we see and take action where appropriate.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cyber Attacks (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: We have discussions with social media companies on a whole range of issues, including this one, and we discuss the impact of social media on political campaigning around the world. Of course, we cannot solve an issue such as this without working with the social media companies, because they provide the platforms on which a lot of the communication occurs.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cyber Attacks (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The right hon. Gentleman makes important points. At this stage we are considering all options and looking at all the evidence. We will say more when it is appropriate.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: I shall be delighted to meet the hon. Gentleman. I know about the exciting proposals. We are very strong supporters of music venues in Bradford and across the country. This gives me the opportunity to warmly welcome the decision of the Met to abolish form 696, which has done so much to prevent a diverse range of live music. Significant pressure was brought to bear and, thankfully, the Met has...

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (16 Nov 2017)

Matthew Hancock: The listed events regime is incredibly important to ensure that the nation’s favourite sports are seen on public service broadcasting channels. We do not have a proposal to change the listed events regime as it is working pretty well, but I will look into the specific details mentioned by the hon. Gentleman.

Points of Order (31 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: Thank you, Mr Speaker. As the Minister responsible for this policy area, I would be very happy to meet the hon. Member for Torfaen (Nick Thomas-Symonds) and see what we could do to ensure that he gets the appropriate response to his constituents’ concerns.

Clean Growth Strategy: Leaving the EU: Data Protection (12 Oct 2017)

Matthew Hancock: With the leave of the House, Madam Deputy Speaker, I shall reply for the Government to this excellent debate. I shall try to answer the points raised, unconventional as that might seem. The subject of the debate could not be more important. The digital revolution is one of the biggest things happening to this country and the world. Indeed, I think the digital revolution as a whole is bigger...


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