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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of (a) the value of and (b) the number of jobs provided by the cyber-security industry in the UK in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Official statistics for the cyber security sector have been available since 2013. They indicate that in 2013 (the latest figures currently available) the UK cyber security sector was worth over £6 billion and employed around 40,000 people.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to the continued development of the cyber security sector, which is why we established the Cyber Growth Partnership as the primary vehicle for joint industry–Government initiatives to grow a vibrant sector, both domestically and in overseas markets.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:08:43.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:08:43.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227253
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Patents more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent steps he has taken to reform statute pertaining to patent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>On 10 June 2014 the Government launched a Technical Review and Call for Evidence on the Secondary Legislation Implementing the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court and EU Regulations Establishing the Unitary Patent. On 1 October 2014 the Legislative Reform (Patents) Order 2014 and changes to patent law in the Intellectual Property Act 2014, and consequential amendments to the Patents Rules 2007, came into force. The details of these changes are available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/1-october-2014-changes-to-design-and-patent-law" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/1-october-2014-changes-to-design-and-patent-law</a>. On 26 February 2015 the Government issued its response to the Law Commission’s report on the law relating to the making of groundless threats to bring proceedings for infringement of patents, trade marks and design rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:46:13.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:46:13.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading ICT more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he has taken to encourage growth of the big data industry in the UK; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 214448 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government has identified big data as one of the ‘eight great technologies’ that will propel the UK’s future economic growth. Since 2010, the Government has made a series of strategic investments to support the growth of the big data industry in the UK. These include:</p><p> </p><p>- a £159 million investment programme in the UK’s high performance computing and networks infrastructure announced in 2011.</p><p> </p><p>- £189 million investment announced in 2012 to support a programme of big data and energy-efficient computing projects across the UK co-ordinated by the Economic and Social Research Council.</p><p> </p><p>- £10.7 million announced in December 2013 to create a new Higgs Centre for Innovation at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh that will focus on big data and space technologies.</p><p> </p><p>- £42 million announced in March 2014 to establish a world-leading Alan Turing Institute, which will be established in 2015 to research the analysis and application of big data.</p><p> </p><p>- Investment of over £50 million to establish the Digital Catapult, based in London, which will bring researchers and business together to accelerate new innovative products to market.</p><p> </p><p>On 31 October 2013, the Government also published ‘Seizing the Data Opportunity: a strategy for UK data capability’, which examines the UK’s capability to make best use of all data including big data, public sector held data, research data, and data collected by companies. The strategy was developed in partnership with industry to place the UK at the forefront of extracting knowledge and value from data.</p><p> </p><p>Since the publication of the strategy, the Government has introduced new legislation on copyright exceptions in June 2014 to enable text and data-mining for non-commercial purpose, and has developed new UK Trade &amp; Industry marketing material to attract increased overseas investment and custom to the UK data centre market.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T10:42:59.51Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T10:42:59.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Intellectual Property more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to clarify intellectual property regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227518 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-20more like thismore than 2015-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Intellectual Property Office as an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills leads on intellectual property issues. The Intellectual Property Office offers a comprehensive range of guidance, self help tools and educational seminars which bring clarity to existing regulations for businesses and consumers in the UK and overseas. Full details are available on gov.uk. Where the Intellectual Property Office receives feedback or evidence that regulations require clarification, it will consider this and set out an appropriate plan for action. We have no immediate plan for new regulations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-20T12:57:07.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-20T12:57:07.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in the UK have been fitted with satellite broadband as part of the Government's broadband rollout. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has provided £780 million to support the roll-out of superfast broadband to 95 per cent of homes and businesses in the UK. In addition, the Government is supportingseven pilot projects exploring options for delivering superfast broadband services to the hardest to reach parts of the UK. Through these pilots, satellite broadband has been provided to 327 premises to date. Customers are being connected every day, so this figure is subject to constant change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-11-03T15:52:01.077Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T15:52:01.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227106
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Advertising more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on promoting or advertising (a) fibre optic and (b) satellite broadband to the public in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227476 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department has run a national awareness campaign to promote superfast broadband in the financial year 2014-15 only. The campaign ran from December 2014 to March 2015 and did not differentiate between fibre optic and satellite. A total cost of £8 million has been set aside for this campaign to include the media buying costs (e.g. the airtime for TV/press adverts) as well as production costs for adverts (TV/radio/digital/out of home), social media activity and a toolkit of materials for local authorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, as part of the Government’s Business is GREAT campaign we have spent £1.667<strong> </strong>million<strong> </strong>on advertising aimed at small businesses to encourage them to take up a grant for superfast broadband connection for their businesses with a supplier of their choice. This campaign ran September - December 2014 and comprised media buying costs (out of home posters, local press advertisements and radio airtime) and production costs (e.g. photography, fees, printing).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:06:13.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:06:13.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading O2: Three more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed merger of O2 and Three on the competitive functioning of the mobile telecommunications industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 16450 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The assessment of the impact of mergers on competition is a matter for the independent competition regulators. In the case of the takeover ofTelefónica UK (O2)byCKHutchison Holdings Ltd. (CKHH), which owns Three, the competent authority is the European Commission, due to the international scope of the deal, although the UK Competition and Markets Authority has applied for jurisdiction.</p><p>Any authority ruling on this merger will take advice from Ofcom, the UK’s independent communications regulator, on competition in the mobile communications sector in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-11-19T10:30:02.717Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-19T10:30:02.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Radio Frequencies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the increase in the amount of radio spectrum which will be made available to the private sector by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 8014 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The current target is to release 500 MHz of spectrum below 5 GHz by 2020, of which 62 MHz has already been released. Ofcom expects to auction up to 190 MHz of additional spectrum at 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz in this financial year (2015/16).</p><p>The Productivity Plan published on 10 July announced that the Government had implemented a new model for the centralised management of public sector spectrum. Under this model a new Central Management Unit based in the Shareholder Executive will propose a new target for public sector spectrum release to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, along with a plan and timetable for achieving it.</p><p> </p><p>Terms of reference outlining how this new model works will be published on <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">gov.uk</a> in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T14:11:08.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T14:11:08.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: South East more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on improving the availability of superfast broadband in (a) the Thames Valley and (b) Windsor constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p>I can confirm that the Berkshire broadband project was allocated £2.03m, which was matched by the Berkshire councils, the project signed its supplier contract on 04 October 2013 and is proposing to make available superfast broadband to over 17,000 premises that would not otherwise have got it.</p><p> </p><p>Ofcom monitors and reports on broadband and the table is of Next Generation Access availability across Berkshire between 2012 and 2013:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Local Authorities</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BRACKNELL FOREST</p></td><td><p>76.8%</p></td><td><p>96.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>READING</p></td><td><p>92.9%</p></td><td><p>95.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SLOUGH</p></td><td><p>91.7%</p></td><td><p>96.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WEST BERKSHIRE</p></td><td><p>59.5%</p></td><td><p>65.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WINDSOR AND MAIDENHEAD</p></td><td><p>83.1%</p></td><td><p>89.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WOKINGHAM</p></td><td><p>87.3%</p></td><td><p>92.5%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Berkshire</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>81.7%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>88.5%</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T16:16:52.775123Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T16:16:52.775123Z
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Broadband: Windsor more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of homes in Windsor constituency have access to superfast broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>We estimate that total coverage of superfast broadband in the Windsor constituency will be 94 per cent. Commercial coverage will provide superfast broadband availability to over 39,900 premises. The BDUK project, which focuses on areas where commercial coverage does not exist or is not planned, will add an additional 2,200 premises to the commercial coverage under phase 1 of the project and an additional 1,600 premises under phase 2.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2015-11-03T12:08:17.053Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T12:08:17.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this