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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Charities: Lobbying 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 whether public funds are used to support charities which lobby government departments; and if so, to what purpose. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11227 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government's Grant Standards include a requirement for grant agreements to provide a clear description of how funding should be spent which precludes the use of government funding for paid for lobbying, where lobbying is not a requirement of the grant.</p><p> </p><p>Providing feedback to a department on a funded programme, or responding to public consultations, where the topic is relevant to the objectives of the grant scheme, for example, would be permitted, as described in the guidance which supports the Grant Standards.</p><p> </p><p>Grant Standards do not restrict how charities spend their non-government funding.</p><p> </p><p>This ensures public funds are used as intended and protects charities independence, freedom of speech and their ability to contribute their expertise to policy development.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:18:36.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:18:36.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Greater London 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 assessment they have made of what progress has been made on the installation of superfast broadband in Central London. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
star this property uin HL11337 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We do not hold specific statistics for Central London, but the thinkbroadband website states that in London 97% of both residential and business premises have access to a superfast service.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS has made superfast broadband available to more than 95% of the country through its Superfast programme, and at least a further 2% is likely to be achieved. Of which, 340,000 premises (over 1% of premises) are contracted to be delivered by March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>However where the government can intervene in the marketplace is determined by State Aid rules which are designed to avoid distortions in functioning markets. This means that in the majority of urban areas – including Central London – where there is competition between suppliers, the government is unable to invest in broadband. These commercial areas were identified during the planning phases of superfast broadband projects. The reason for this approach was to avoid investing scarce public funds in an area that were going to get superfast connections through commercial arrangements and/or to avoid public investment distorting the normal functioning of a competitive broadband market.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:17:04.913Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this