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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Data Protection more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the operation of sections 17A and B of the Data Protection Act 2018 as inserted by the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (EU Exit) Regulations 2019; how many times the provisions contained within those Regulations have been exercised; and what plans they have, if any, to review the exercise of those powers once the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17080 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The EU Withdrawal Act 2018 will retain the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in domestic law when the UK leaves the EU. The Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 use powers under that Act to correct deficiencies in the GDPR so that it remains operable in a purely domestic context. For example, the Regulations rename the GDPR as the ‘UK GDPR’, repatriate certain powers from the EU Commission to the Secretary of State and replace European terminology with UK equivalents.</p><p>Section 17A of the Data Protection Act 2018, as inserted by these Regulations, repatriates power from the EU Commission to the Secretary of State to make adequacy decisions for the purposes of Article 45 of the UK GDPR. Section 17B sets out the requirement for ongoing monitoring of adequate countries and for adequacy decisions to be reviewed at least every four years (maintaining the standards in Article 45 of the GDPR).</p><p>The EU Exit provisions of these Regulations have not yet been exercised because they only come into force on Exit Day.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:50:15.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:50:15.767Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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2593
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1137943
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Data Protection more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors they will take into account when making data adequacy decisions after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17042 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The European Commission has so far made a full finding of adequacy in respect of: Andorra, Argentina, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and Uruguay. The Commission has made partial findings of adequacy in respect of Japan, Canada and the USA. You can find more information about these decisions on the Information Commissioner’s website.</p><p> </p><p>When the UK leaves the EU the power to make adequacy decisions will be repatriated to the Secretary of State. In February 2019 Parliament passed a Statutory Instrument (SI) setting out the criteria and process. The SI recognises and effectively rolls over all existing adequacy decisions that have been made by the EU as well as recognising EU states themselves as adequate. The SI also replicates the EU adequacy regime in UK law with a number of technical changes to make it work properly. The factors that the Secretary of State would need to take into account in reaching an adequacy decision include the rule of law, respect for human rights, and other relevant legislation in the third country being assessed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL17040 more like this
HL17041 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:49:47.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:49:47.34Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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2593
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1137942
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Data Protection more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) businesses, (2) territories of, or (3) specified sectors within, third countries have been recognised by the EU as providing adequate data protection. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17041 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The European Commission has so far made a full finding of adequacy in respect of: Andorra, Argentina, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and Uruguay. The Commission has made partial findings of adequacy in respect of Japan, Canada and the USA. You can find more information about these decisions on the Information Commissioner’s website.</p><p> </p><p>When the UK leaves the EU the power to make adequacy decisions will be repatriated to the Secretary of State. In February 2019 Parliament passed a Statutory Instrument (SI) setting out the criteria and process. The SI recognises and effectively rolls over all existing adequacy decisions that have been made by the EU as well as recognising EU states themselves as adequate. The SI also replicates the EU adequacy regime in UK law with a number of technical changes to make it work properly. The factors that the Secretary of State would need to take into account in reaching an adequacy decision include the rule of law, respect for human rights, and other relevant legislation in the third country being assessed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL17040 more like this
HL17042 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:49:47.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:49:47.297Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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2593
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1137941
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Data Protection more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which third countries have been recognised by the EU as providing adequate data protection. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17040 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The European Commission has so far made a full finding of adequacy in respect of: Andorra, Argentina, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland and Uruguay. The Commission has made partial findings of adequacy in respect of Japan, Canada and the USA. You can find more information about these decisions on the Information Commissioner’s website.</p><p> </p><p>When the UK leaves the EU the power to make adequacy decisions will be repatriated to the Secretary of State. In February 2019 Parliament passed a Statutory Instrument (SI) setting out the criteria and process. The SI recognises and effectively rolls over all existing adequacy decisions that have been made by the EU as well as recognising EU states themselves as adequate. The SI also replicates the EU adequacy regime in UK law with a number of technical changes to make it work properly. The factors that the Secretary of State would need to take into account in reaching an adequacy decision include the rule of law, respect for human rights, and other relevant legislation in the third country being assessed.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL17041 more like this
HL17042 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:49:47.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:49:47.247Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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2593
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1137948
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Elections: Disinformation more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to establish an official agency before the next general election to expose and refute lies and misinformation, spread through social media and other means from Russia or other countries; and whether they intend to discuss any such plans with other European states and the EU to urge them to take similar action. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17047 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working closely with industry, civil society and international partners to do what is necessary to safeguard against the use of online disinformation to undermine our democratic values and processes. Ahead of the European Parliamentary elections, the Government worked to enhance coordination and information sharing across HMG to ensure an effective response in the event of a significant disinformation threat.</p><p>We have seen no evidence of successful interference in UK democratic processes, but we are not complacent. We are at the forefront of a growing international consensus on the need to take action against disinformation, whatever its source or intent. We are working with international partners, including in the EU, to create a sustained platform for international cooperation among like-minded nations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:49:02.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:49:02.34Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1137389
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 3 July (HL16508), what plans they have to instruct Ofcom to undertake a review of the Universal Service Obligation; and when they estimate the target of 75 per cent take-up of superfast broadband will be reached in the UK. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16996 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to direct Ofcom to carry out a review of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) when at least 75% of premises have taken-up superfast broadband of 30 Mbps or more. In their 2018 Connected Nations report, Ofcom reported that 45% of the UK has taken-up superfast broadband but neither Ofcom nor Government has conducted a formal estimate of when 75% take-up is likely to be reached. However, Ofcom will continue to monitor the progress of the Universal Service Obligation (USO), and wider connectivity trends, through its Connected Nations report. These reports will inform Government’s ongoing assessment of whether a review of the USO before the 75% threshold has been reached is appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:48:17.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:48:17.577Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1137388
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 3 July (HL16507), where the UK’s rate of eight per cent access to full fibre places the UK in rankings of broadband accessibility of all EU countries; and what proportion of consumers they estimate will have access to full fibre if the target of 15 million premises having access by 2025 is met. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16995 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s current ultrafast broadband coverage is currently low compared to European counterparts however the UK is amongst the leaders of superfast broadband coverage, ahead of Spain, France and Germany, thanks, in part, to over £1.8bn of public investment.</p><p> </p><p>Superfast broadband, which is delivered through part-fibre part-copper networks, meets the needs of most consumers today . However, it is full fibre networks that will be needed to meet expected future demands with the focus not purely on speed, but also resilience and reliability. The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review published the Government’s targets for full fibre coverage.</p><p> </p><p>The last EU report on broadband coverage had the UK at 26th of all Member States for full fibre at just over 2% coverage. However, we have since started to increase deployment at pace and our current full fibre coverage is 8% which represents almost 2.5 million homes and businesses. Our target to reach 15 million premises by 2025 represents around half of the homes and businesses in the UK. We are driving take-up and demand for full fibre. Our £67 million Gigabit Voucher Scheme, launched in April 2018, provides small grants for residents and small businesses to upgrade to a gigabit-capable connection, and support the take up of faster services. Vouchers are also available under the Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, with higher values to reflect the greater costs of connecting in rural and remote areas.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16994 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:47:52.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:47:52.633Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1137387
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 3 July (HL16507), where the UK’s rate of 53 per cent consumer access to 100Mbps places the UK in rankings of broadband accessibility of all EU countries; and what is their target for access to 100Mbps by 2020. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16994 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s current ultrafast broadband coverage is currently low compared to European counterparts however the UK is amongst the leaders of superfast broadband coverage, ahead of Spain, France and Germany, thanks, in part, to over £1.8bn of public investment.</p><p> </p><p>Superfast broadband, which is delivered through part-fibre part-copper networks, meets the needs of most consumers today . However, it is full fibre networks that will be needed to meet expected future demands with the focus not purely on speed, but also resilience and reliability. The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review published the Government’s targets for full fibre coverage.</p><p> </p><p>The last EU report on broadband coverage had the UK at 26th of all Member States for full fibre at just over 2% coverage. However, we have since started to increase deployment at pace and our current full fibre coverage is 8% which represents almost 2.5 million homes and businesses. Our target to reach 15 million premises by 2025 represents around half of the homes and businesses in the UK. We are driving take-up and demand for full fibre. Our £67 million Gigabit Voucher Scheme, launched in April 2018, provides small grants for residents and small businesses to upgrade to a gigabit-capable connection, and support the take up of faster services. Vouchers are also available under the Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, with higher values to reflect the greater costs of connecting in rural and remote areas.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16995 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:47:52.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:47:52.57Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1137386
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Telecommunications: Compensation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 3 July (HL16510), what data the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has so far received from Ofcom about levels of compensation paid out since Ofcom’s automatic compensation scheme for fixed broadband and landline consumers was launched. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16993 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The automatic compensation scheme for fixed broadband and landline consumers was established by Ofcom, the UK’s independent regulator for communication services. The Department has not, to date, received any data from Ofcom about the scheme. As set out in our previous answer, the Department’s understands that Ofcom intends to review the scheme next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL16991 more like this
HL16992 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:46:42.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:46:42.787Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
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1137385
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property hansard heading Telecommunications: Compensation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 3 July (HL16510), what (1) measures are being used, and (2) data are being collected, to assess the performance of Ofcom’s automatic compensation scheme for fixed broadband and landline consumers. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16992 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The automatic compensation scheme for fixed broadband and landline consumers was established by Ofcom, the UK’s independent regulator for communication services. The Department has not, to date, received any data from Ofcom about the scheme. As set out in our previous answer, the Department’s understands that Ofcom intends to review the scheme next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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HL16991 more like this
HL16993 more like this
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less than 2019-07-19T10:46:42.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:46:42.747Z
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4247
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this