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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Technology: New Businesses 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 steps they are taking to continue to increase the number of UK technology business start-ups after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are confident the digital technology sector and its startup community will continue to go from strength to strength. As outlined in our Digital Strategy and Charter, our ambition is to ensure the UK is the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business - and that ambition remains after we leave the EU. Tech Nation and Dealroom have released figures showing that investment in UK tech reached £6.8 billion ($8.7bn) last year and has already reached £3.8 billion ($4.8bn) in the first half of 2019, showing that the UK tech ecosystem is still world-leading and remains in a strong position.</p><p>Through our extensive engagement with the sector, we understand that the primary barriers to growth for startups are having adequate access to both finance and talent. That is why for finance, Government announced a new £2.5 billion British Patient Capital programme, which is expected to attract a further £5 billion in private investment, in order to support UK companies with high growth potential to access the long-term investment they need to grow and go global.</p><p>To continue to attract international talent, we have doubled the number of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visas to 2,000, and taken doctors and nurses out of the Tier 2 visa cap, freeing up many more skilled worker visas to other sectors, including tech. At the end of March this year, Home Office launched the new Start-Up and Innovator visa routes for entrepreneurs, which will replace a route exclusively for graduates, opening it up to other talented business founders.</p><p>In the Autumn Budget 2017 we also announced investment of £21 million to expand Tech City UK into a nationwide network – Tech Nation – aimed at accelerating the growth of the digital tech sector across the country. The funding will help Tech Nation support 40,000 entrepreneurs and up to 4,000 start-ups as they scale their businesses across the UK including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Newcastle. And at London Tech Week last week, the PM launched a study into tech competitiveness - this will identify key opportunities and support mechanisms for business growth in the digital tech sector.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T11:33:17.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T11:33:17.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1131918
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Business: Cybercrime 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 guidance and support they provide to businesses in relation to cyber security; and whether they intend to introduce systems for businesses to assess the adequacy of (1) their protection against cyber threats, and (2) their cyber security skills. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL16336 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was created in 2016 as part of the Government's five-year, £1.9 billion National Cyber Security Strategy and provides guidance and support to businesses and public sector organisations on all matters relating to cyber security. This includes the Small Business Guide, a Response and Recovery guide, a toolkit for Boards and an &quot;Exercise In a Box&quot; to help organisations assess their cyber resilience. Through the Cyber Essentials Scheme, companies are already able to assess whether they have put in place security measures to protect themselves against the majority of untargeted cyber attacks.</p><p> </p><p>We are undertaking a comprehensive review of the UK’s cyber regulatory and incentives landscape. This builds on our last review in 2016, to understand what has worked well, and where further action is needed to drive the necessary improvements in cyber security behaviours and practices. This will be done with acknowledgement of the broader asks being placed on business as we look to grow and secure the digital economy. It will include consideration of whether and how businesses should be required to assess the adequacy of their cyber security and whether they have the skills they need to manage cyber security risk.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:39:10.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:39:10.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1132199
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 to take action against third party organisations which charge TV licence fee payers for services which are provided for free by TV Licensing. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16360 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 2019-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee, not the Government. Third party sites offering TV Licensing services are not endorsed by TV Licensing and customers are always advised to contact TV Licensing directly or go to the official site at www.tvlicensing.co.uk. Further information is available to the public on the official TV Licensing website at https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ312</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government expects the BBC to consider what steps it can take to reduce the impact of these third party services where customers are being misled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16361 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1132200
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 13 June (HL16067), what action they are taking to prevent third parties from misleading BBC customers and such customers incurring unnecessary costs. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16361 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 2019-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee, not the Government. Third party sites offering TV Licensing services are not endorsed by TV Licensing and customers are always advised to contact TV Licensing directly or go to the official site at www.tvlicensing.co.uk. Further information is available to the public on the official TV Licensing website at https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ312</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government expects the BBC to consider what steps it can take to reduce the impact of these third party services where customers are being misled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16360 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:39:56.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3682
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1132623
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 measures are in place for the BBC to receive information about those in receipt of Pension Credit; and whether they are satisfied that any such measures comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16401 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020, including data protection compliance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The BBC proposes to operate a self-verification model for the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020, with those who consider themselves eligible responsible for sharing evidence of their entitlement directly with the BBC.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>However, any necessary changes should be as easy to understand as possible and we look forward to hearing more about the detailed plans for communicating and implementing this change from the BBC.</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 2019-06-28T13:19:28.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:19:28.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1132624
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 whether they will publish details of the agreement reached with the BBC about the TV licence fee arrangements for those who are 75 or over, in particular how the agreement will be enforced. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16402 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The decision on the future of the free TV licence fee concession is entirely a matter for the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, we agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020. The agreement became part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, discussed and passed by the House, and enshrined in the new Royal Charter in 2017. Both the Act and the Royal Charter are already in the public domain.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC conducted an extensive public consultation with over 190,000 responses, before coming to a view that only those aged 75 and above and in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive a free television licence.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State expressed disappointment with the BBC for taking the most narrowly focused reform option despite receiving its highest ever level of licence fee funding. We have asked the BBC to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement of the licence fee is also a matter for the BBC. But we have asked the BBC to consider among its measures of support for vulnerable groups, those which might alleviate concerns around enforcement among the over 75s.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:45:35.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:45:35.167Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1132625
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 how they intend to enforce the proposed new licence fee arrangement for those aged 75 or over, in the event of non-payment. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL16403 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The decision on the future of the free TV licence fee concession is entirely a matter for the BBC. In the 2015 funding settlement, we agreed that responsibility for the concession would transfer to the BBC in June 2020. The agreement became part of the Digital Economy Act 2017, discussed and passed by the House, and enshrined in the new Royal Charter in 2017. Both the Act and the Royal Charter are already in the public domain.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC conducted an extensive public consultation with over 190,000 responses, before coming to a view that only those aged 75 and above and in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive a free television licence.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State expressed disappointment with the BBC for taking the most narrowly focused reform option despite receiving its highest ever level of licence fee funding. We have asked the BBC to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p><p>Enforcement of the licence fee is also a matter for the BBC. But we have asked the BBC to consider among its measures of support for vulnerable groups, those which might alleviate concerns around enforcement among the over 75s.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T13:46:54.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T13:46:54.783Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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579
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1132647
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Internet 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 progress they have made, further to the Law Commission’s Scoping Report on Abusive and Offensive Online Communications published on 1 November 2018, to improve the current criminal law concerning abusive and offensive online communications, in order to tackle online abuse more effectively. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL16425 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport and the Ministry of Justice have engaged the Law Commission on a second phase of their review of abusive and offensive online communications. This will begin in July 2019 and will build on the analysis undertaken for the Scoping Report.</p><p>In Phase 2, the Law Commission will review existing communications offences to establish whether the law is fit for purpose, and make specific recommendations about options for reform in this area. This will include considering whether co-ordinated harassment by groups of people online could be more effectively dealt with by the criminal law.</p><p>The Law Commission will also look at the criminal law around the non-consensual taking and sharing of intimate images. The review will look at existing offences and identify whether there are any gaps in the scope of the protection already offered to victims, making recommendations to ensure that the criminal law provides consistent and effective protection against the creation and sharing of intimate images without consent.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T11:40:45.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T11:40:45.893Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1132656
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Smart Devices 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 to regulate the use of interconnected sensor technology in the UK private sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16434 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that the internet is increasingly a greater aspect of citizens' daily lives, such as through the growing prevalence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. We recognise that compromised internet-connected devices can result in many forms of harm to the individual and the wider economy, and as such, we take the security of these devices very seriously. In recent months we have been focusing attention on securing connected ‘smart’ devices for use in the home.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In May 2019, the Government launched a consultation on proposed regulation for consumer internet-connected devices. This advocated for a minimum security baseline centred around mandating the top three guidelines of the Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security, published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in October 2018.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We are now working through the wide array of responses to the consultation to further refine our policy proposals and will publish a formal consultation response and final regulatory proposal later this year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T11:37:59.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:37:59.457Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1133036
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Data Protection 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 the (1) use of, (2) effectiveness of, and (3) compliance with the information required by, the register of information sharing activity established under the Digital Economy Act 2017. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL16454 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Information about 36 agreements have been recorded onto the register. The Review Boards for the Public Service Delivery and Debt and Fraud powers will assess the register as part of its review of the first year in operation of the powers. The reviews will be completed by the end of the summer. This will include its use, effectiveness and compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T16:03:56.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:03:56.523Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this