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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he next plans to meet with his Scottish Government counterpart to discuss increasing the availability of superfast broadband in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Banff and Buchan more like this
tabling member printed
David Duguid more like this
uin 225601 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
answer text <p>The Secretary of State met his Scottish counterpart, Michael Matheson MSP, in August 2018 shortly after assuming the office of Secretary of State. Officials from Broadband Delivery UK meet regularly with Scottish officials on behalf of the Department to discuss broadband rollout in Scotland, with the most recent meeting being held on 21 February.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-05T15:13:19.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T15:13:19.133Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4606
label Biography information for David Duguid more like this
1045659
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has he made on the Local Full Fibre Networks Programme in rural locations throughout Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Angus more like this
tabling member printed
Kirstene Hair more like this
uin 210715 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
answer text <p>The Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Programme has the following Scottish projects and potential projects:</p><p> </p><p><strong>LFFN Wave 2 Challenge Fund</strong></p><p>Highland Council are planning to use the SWAN Framework to implement a gigabit fibre network to 152 public buildings in Inverness, Fort William, Thurso and Wick - awarded £4.3m BDUK Funding. This project is in preparation stage for the 'Ready to Procure' Assurance Gate.</p><p> </p><p><strong>LFFN Wave 3 Challenge Fund</strong></p><p>Shetland Council have successfully passed the LFFN Investment Panel stage and are working on the final Business case to go through Assurance Gate A and if approved will be issued with a letter of offer for £2m BDUK Funding</p><p>Tay Cities combined authority are in the dialogue stage regarding a potential LFFN project in their area.</p><p>Renfrewshire Council are at the pre-dialogue stage regarding a potential LFFN project in their area</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"><strong>Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme </strong></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">To the end of September 2018 across Scotland, there have been 87 gigabit vouchers connected (value £243,953). A report up to the end of December 2018 will be released early in February</ins></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-29T18:04:37.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T18:04:37.777Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-01-30T08:51:58.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T08:51:58.383Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
previous answer version
98327
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4675
label Biography information for Kirstene Hair more like this
1042206
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the roll-out of broadband in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Henley more like this
tabling member printed
John Howell more like this
uin 908514 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answer text <p>I have regular discussions with Cabinet colleagues on a wide range of matters including on digital connectivity in Scotland.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-16T17:33:36.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T17:33:36.633Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
1606
label Biography information for John Howell more like this
1027415
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives from local authorities in Scotland on the roll-out of superfast broadband. more like this
tabling member constituency Angus more like this
tabling member printed
Kirstene Hair more like this
uin 202892 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>There is a regular and good working level relationship between DCMS and the Scottish government on the roll-out of superfast broadband.</p><p> </p><p>Discussions cover superfast projects, R100, Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) projects and use of the DCMS Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme which was launched in April. To date, 425 vouchers have been issued totaling just £1.08m.</p><p> </p><p>We are also engaging with Scottish Government and local bodies on the Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme announced at Budget 2018.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T13:28:20.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T13:28:20.79Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4675
label Biography information for Kirstene Hair more like this
939940
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-12more like thismore than 2018-07-12
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on the Local Full Fibre Networks programme, announced in Spring Budget 2017. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
tabling member printed
Drew Hendry more like this
uin 163586 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
answer text <p>The LFFN programme has engaged regularly with Scottish government officials on the overall programme and on specific initiatives, and collaborated with Scottish Government to run a joint regional event in December 2017 for Scottish Local Authorities, advising them how to bid into the £190m Challenge Fund. We are also in regular discussion with the Scottish Government around the R100 Programme, to ensure alignment between our programmes.</p><p> </p><p>LFFN is delivering significant benefits in Scotland. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire was selected as a pilot areas ahead of the launch of the £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. The Highlands of Scotland were one of the successful bidders announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement in 2018, and we are also currently in communication with several Scottish Local Authorities regarding their interest in bidding for the next round of the Challenge Fund.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-17T10:06:42.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T10:06:42.27Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4467
label Biography information for Drew Hendry more like this
917157
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on improving broadband (a) connections and (b) speeds in Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
tabling member printed
Danielle Rowley more like this
uin 149704 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
answer text <p>I am in regular contact with Scottish Ministers on a wide range of issues, including digital connectivity across Scotland. I am also aware that my Rt hon Friend the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has recently corresponded with the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity on the roll-out of broadband. Officials continue to hold regular discussions with their counterparts in the Scottish Government.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-06-12T09:14:12.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-12T09:14:12.62Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4628
label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
900302
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on access to broadband in remote parts of Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
tabling member printed
Jamie Stone more like this
uin 905200 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
answer text <p>We are keen to support the Scottish Government through its current procurement and continue to provide every assistance to deliver Superfast broadband along with new fibre networks to Scotland. The Secretary of State recently appeared before the Scottish Affairs committee to discuss digital connectivity in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, officials from the department have had regular meetings with their counterparts at the Scottish Government including providing technical advice and guidance to the Scottish Government programme team.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-05-10T15:19:36.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-10T15:19:36.757Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4612
label Biography information for Jamie Stone more like this
864391
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the suppliers who are registered with the gigabit broadband voucher scheme in the west of Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
tabling member printed
Ronnie Cowan more like this
uin 132875 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-22more like thismore than 2018-03-22
answer text <p>The £2m market trial of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is currently operating in four areas across the country: Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Bristol, with Bath and North East Somerset, Coventry and Warwickshire, and West Yorkshire and York. On 15th March 2018 the Chancellor announced our intention to extend this market trial into a national scheme. The £67m national scheme will operate across all areas of the UK, including the west of Scotland, and will be launched by the end of March 2018. The scheme is supplier-led, so all suppliers with qualifying products are invited to register as soon as the national scheme is launched.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-22T15:07:24.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-22T15:07:24.34Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4465
label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
850887
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on improving digital connectivity; and what recent discussions he has had with that Government on improving broadband (a) connections and (b) speeds to new housing developments. more like this
tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
tabling member printed
Ged Killen more like this
uin 130105 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Scottish Government to discuss a wide range of issues, including connectivity across Scotland. I also have regular discussions with DCMS regarding connectivity issues in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>The agreement brokered by DCMS between the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Openreach offers full fibre broadband to new builds at no cost to the developer when threshold conditions have been met. Virgin and GTC have similar agreements with the HBF. DCMS’s Barrier Busting Task Force are in the process of measuring the impact of these agreements and will report on them once that work is complete.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-07T13:00:08.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T13:00:08.117Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4672
label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this
850888
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
answering body
Scotland Office more like this
answering dept id 2 more like this
answering dept short name Scotland more like this
answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2018 to Question 125135, on Housing: Broadband, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s brokered agreement to connect new build developments in Scotland; and what recent representations he has received from (a) Scottish Government Ministers and (b) local authorities on that agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
tabling member printed
Ged Killen more like this
uin 130106 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Scottish Government to discuss a wide range of issues, including connectivity across Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>The agreement brokered by DCMS between the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Openreach offers full fibre broadband to new builds at no cost to the developer when conditions of threshold have been met. Virgin and GTC have similar agreements with the HBF. DCMS’s Barrier Busting Task Force are in the process of measuring the impact of these agreements. DCMS meet regularly with representatives from the Scottish Government and Scottish local authorities on a wide range of issues, including connectivity and new build developments.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
answering member printed David Mundell more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-03-05T10:38:43.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T10:38:43.063Z
answering member
1512
label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
tabling member
4672
label Biography information for Ged Killen more like this