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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Internet remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to his Written Answer on 7 March (HL5612), what is the industry standard categorising service; who within the Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) is responsible for the service; whether there is a contract or other service level agreement between PDS and the service; whether PDS pays for the service, and if so, how much is paid annually; whether the service reports to PDS in respect of its activities and decisions, and if so, how; whether its classification of websites is advisory or mandatory; whether Parliament is free to over-ride its classification of religion-based hate websites; and if so, why there are no plans to unblock the "Religion of Peace" website. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) uses the Check Point URL filtering service to categorise websites, and currently blocks a range of categories of website from the Parliamentary Estate, including “Hate/Racism”. PDS does not control which websites are put into which category by the filtering service; this is an automated process conducted at an industry level.</p><p>It is not possible to provide an accurate figure regarding the annual cost of the service as it is one of a number of services provided within a contract. With over one billion websites to categorise, it is not practicable for the filtering service to report to PDS in respect of its categorising decisions for particular websites. While it would be possible for PDS to unblock a website that has been included in a blocked category, there are no plans to unblock the “Religion of Peace” website, which has been included in the “Hate/Racism” category, because the site does not appear to have been incorrectly categorised.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T11:53:35.207Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this