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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Civil Servants more like this
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, pursuant to the corrected Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 206251, how many civil servants in his Department were working part or full-time on projects in the Government Major Projects Portfolio in (a) June 2016 and (b) December 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
tabling member printed
Jon Trickett more like this
uin 211645 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
answer text <p>The GMPP is a continually evolving portfolio of the government’s most complex and high risk projects. Direct comparisons of the GMPP across years should therefore be treated with caution. Projects join and leave the GMPP throughout the year and it is therefore likely that a simple comparison across two time points will refer to different sets of projects.</p><p> </p><p>At the end of June 2016 (i.e. the end of the Quarter 1 reporting period for 2016-17), 58.8 officials in DCMS were working on GMPP projects.</p><p> </p><p>GMPP data for December 2018 (Q3 2018/19) has not yet been cleared and finalised. At the end of September 2018 (i.e. the latest submitted data, at end of the Quarter 2 reporting period for 2018-19), 127.5 officials in DCMS were working on GMPP projects.</p><p> </p><p>This data refers to public sector employees, defined as those who are directly in the employment of the Civil or Crown Service, local government or Arms’ Length Body at the relevant snapshot date, including seconded members of staff who join the team as Civil, Crown or Public servants.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-31T12:01:11.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T12:01:11.913Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1017227
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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 5G more like this
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 recent discussions he has had with the Secretaries of State for (a) Defence and (b) the Home Department on the implications for UK security of Huawei's involvement in the development of 5G technology. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 197327 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
answer text <p>DCMS and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) actively manage the potential risks to the UK telecoms industry, and security is part of the 5G Testbeds and Trials programme. Furthermore, DCMS is leading a cross-government review into the supply chain arrangements for the UK’s telecoms infrastructure. The terms of reference are available here (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/telecoms-supply-chain-review-terms-of-reference). The Review will consider the full UK market position, including the resilience and security standards of equipment for 5G.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-04T17:25:14.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:25:14.757Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1020602
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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 5G more like this
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, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations for spectrum licensing made in the report, High Performance Wireless Broadband: An Opportunity for Rural and Enterprise 5G, published by the Independent Networks Cooperative Association in June 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 199916 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
answer text <p>We are clear that spectrum should be used efficiently and effectively, given its importance to the economy. In the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, the Government stated its view that the development of a set of innovative 5G services and new investment models may require more flexible approaches to spectrum licensing. We have read the report with interest. Ofcom, as the national regulatory authority, is responsible for managing spectrum and ensuring that radio spectrum is used in the most effective way.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-11T16:44:43.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T16:44:43.137Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1058965
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 5G more like this
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 Ofcom on opening up access to undeployed 5G 3.6GHz radio spectrum for use by independent and community networks. more like this
tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
tabling member printed
Ben Lake more like this
uin 219543 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>The Government’s key objectives in relation to spectrum are ensuring the efficient and effective use, improving mobile coverage and encouraging innovation and investment in new 5G services to meet future demand. In the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, the Government set out how the 3.6 GHz band could facilitate access to spectrum to support 5G services, thus promoting dynamic efficiency and innovation through more flexible approaches to spectrum licensing.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome Ofcom’s consultation document on the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz release for 5G services. Whilst Ofcom have provisionally stated that these bands will be auctioned on a national basis, the Government continues to explore spectrum sharing models which would allow community or small provider solutions to meet the needs of local areas.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS meets regularly with Ofcom to discuss these issues and consider future use cases for 5G technologies. However as Ofcom is the national regulatory authority, they are responsible for managing spectrum and ensuring that spectrum is used in the most effective way to facilitate such growth.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government believes that there should be greater liquidity in the spectrum market and barriers to spectrum trading should be removed. The Government would like Ofcom to clarify, through amendments to its Spectrum Trading Guidance Notes, that leasing or pooling of spectrum is not prohibited under the Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Spectrum Trading) Regulations 2011 (as amended).</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-19T16:27:46.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:27:46.067Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
4630
label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1058966
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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 5G more like this
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 assessment his Department has made of the potential coverage benefits to rural communities of adopting a dynamic spectrum access model for the allocation of 5G radio spectrum. more like this
tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
tabling member printed
Ben Lake more like this
uin 219544 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that people enjoy world-class digital connectivity wherever they live, work and travel and that every part of the UK is able to benefit from the advantages that digital connectivity brings. The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review set out the potential benefits of a dynamic spectrum access model for rural areas that are less likely to be covered by 5G mobile networks.</p><p> </p><p>Fast, reliable connectivity can deliver economic, social and well-being benefits for both rural businesses and residents, creating opportunities for businesses to tap into a global customer base and for people to work more efficiently.</p><p> </p><p>Government continues to explore this and other spectrum sharing models and therefore welcomes Ofcom’s recent consultation documents on spectrum sharing and their proposals toward flexible licensing practices. Ofcom, as the national regulatory authority, is responsible for managing spectrum and ensuring that radio spectrum is used in the most effective way for all sectors, including those most relevant to rural areas, such as agriculture.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-19T16:25:23.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:25:23.417Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
4630
label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1051330
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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 5G: West Midlands Combined Authority more like this
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 expects to release money to the West Midlands Combined Authority to begin the roll out of 5G. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 214512 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Urban Connected Communities (UCC) Project, part of the Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, is a research and innovation project to trial new 5G technology, services and applications for the public sector, industry and citizens.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will make £25 million of funding available over three years, subject to business case approval, for projects within UCC matched with investment from the local public sector and private sector. There is potential for the Department to make available up to an additional £25m over the same time period.</p><p> </p><p>The project is in a mobilisation stage of work, which the Department is co-funding with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). To date, the Department has approved grants of £500K to WMCA, of which £168,600 has been drawn down, WMCA has matched this.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 214513 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.057Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
1051331
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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 5G: West Midlands Combined Authority more like this
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, how much Government funding has been released to the West Midlands Combined Authority to support the roll out of 5G. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 214513 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Urban Connected Communities (UCC) Project, part of the Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, is a research and innovation project to trial new 5G technology, services and applications for the public sector, industry and citizens.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will make £25 million of funding available over three years, subject to business case approval, for projects within UCC matched with investment from the local public sector and private sector. There is potential for the Department to make available up to an additional £25m over the same time period.</p><p> </p><p>The project is in a mobilisation stage of work, which the Department is co-funding with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). To date, the Department has approved grants of £500K to WMCA, of which £168,600 has been drawn down, WMCA has matched this.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 214512 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:20:46.103Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
1051332
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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 5G: West Midlands Combined Authority more like this
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 threshold cost-to-benefit ratio of the West Midlands Combined Authority 5G roll out proposal is required for his Department to release funding for that proposal. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
tabling member printed
Liam Byrne more like this
uin 214514 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
answer text <p>The Urban Connected Communities (UCC) Project, part of the Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, is a research and innovation project to trial new 5G technology, services and applications for the public sector, industry and citizens.</p><p> </p><p>The project is in a mobilisation stage of work. Arrangements for the Department to co-fund projects within UCC are in development. These are planned to include business cases, of which the economic case will be part.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-04T17:22:17.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:22:17.243Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
1171
label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
1023032
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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 Alcoholic Drinks: Advertising more like this
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 include alcohol products in the proposed consultation on a 9pm watershed on the advertising of unhealthy foods. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
tabling member printed
Ronnie Cowan more like this
uin 200726 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
answer text <p>In the second chapter of the Government's Childhood Obesity Plan, published in June, we committed to consult by the end of 2018 on introducing a 9pm watershed on TV advertising of HFSS products and similar protection for children viewing adverts online - with the aim of limiting children’s exposure to HFSS advertising, and incentivising sugar and calorie reduction.</p><p> </p><p>Alcohol advertising is not in scope for this work because the consultation is focused on products that children consume.</p><p> </p><p>As with HFSS advertising, alcohol advertising in the UK is regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the industry’s independent regulator, who enforce the Advertising Codes through a system of self-regulation and co-regulation with Ofcom. The Codes apply to all media, including broadcast and online, and set standards for accuracy and honesty to which advertisers are expected to adhere, including specific conditions on advertising to children, causing offence and social responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>The Codes recognise the social imperative of ensuring alcohol advertising is responsible. They are regularly reviewed and updated by the industry to ensure they remain effective, and proposed changes to the Codes are routinely subject to public consultation. The Codes currently state that alcohol advertising must not be targeted at people under 18 and “should not imply, condone or encourage immoderate, irresponsible or anti-social drinking.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-17T13:10:37.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T13:10:37.73Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
4465
label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1024606
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 Artificial Intelligence more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK remains a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence. more like this
tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
tabling member printed
Eddie Hughes more like this
uin 908181 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in AI and this government is committed to retaining this position.</p><p> </p><p>Our AI and Data Grand Challenge is a major collaboration with industry and academia to this end. It includes up to £0.95bn Sector Deal package with industry that will strengthen the UK’s position as a global AI leader.</p><p> </p><p>We are establishing an AI Council, an expert committee, to provide high-level leadership on implementing the AI Sector Deal.</p><p> </p><p>We are also working with partners including the Turing Institute and UKRI to encourage retention and attract new, diverse talent from abroad.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-13T17:53:28.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T17:53:28.44Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James remove filter
tabling member
4635
label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this