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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 remove filter
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 more like this
tabling member
410
label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1121526
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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 101 Calls: Fees and Charges 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 there is a requirement for telephone providers to have a 15 pence service charge for calls made to the police on the non-emergency 101 number. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 244013 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
answer text <p>There is no obligation on telecom service providers to supply the 101 service free of charge as is the case with 999/112 under the 2003 Communications Act. Calls to 101 cost 15p from a mobile device or landline phones, from anywhere in the country and regardless of duration. Calls are free from payphones. The public have always paid to contact the police by telephone for non-emergencies and the 15p cost of the call goes to the telephony providers to cover the cost of carrying the calls. The police and government receive no money from calls to 101.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-29T15:04:14.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:04:14.72Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1104826
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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 4G 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 the Government will make it its policy to extend mobile coverage with 4G technology to 95 per cent of the UK by the end of 2022. more like this
tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Elmore more like this
uin 236533 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>The Government wants the UK to have high-quality mobile connectivity where people live, work and travel. Mobile coverage has significantly improved over recent years, with 91% of the UK landmass having 4G coverage by at least one operator, up from 78% in 2017. Despite this progress, there remain areas where mobile connectivity must be improved. The Government has committed to extend geographic 4G coverage to 95% of the UK by 2022 and so address these ‘not spots’.</p><p> </p><p>The Government welcomes the proposals set out in Ofcom’s consultation on awarding the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz spectrum bands to improve coverage.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T14:39:18.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:39:18.427Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4572
label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1104827
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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 4G 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 the Government's policy to extend geographic mobile coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by the end of 2022 relates to 4G technology. more like this
tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Elmore more like this
uin 236534 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
answer text <p>The Government wants the UK to have high-quality mobile connectivity where people live, work and travel. Mobile coverage has significantly improved over recent years, with 91% of the UK landmass having 4G coverage by at least one operator, up from 78% in 2017. Despite this progress, there remain areas where mobile connectivity must be improved. The Government has committed to extend geographic 4G coverage to 95% of the UK by 2022 and so address these ‘not spots’.</p><p> </p><p>The Government welcomes the proposals set out in Ofcom’s consultation on awarding the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz spectrum bands to improve coverage.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T14:28:10.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:28:10.437Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4572
label Biography information for Chris Elmore 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 remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
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 more like this
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 remove filter
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 more like this
tabling member
4630
label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1121545
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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 steps the Government plans to take to (a) protect national telecoms security and (b) meet its 5G rollout targets. more like this
tabling member constituency Slough more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
uin 244206 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answer text <p>The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review in July 2018 set out the Government’s strategy for delivering 5G ambitions. The ambitions on 5G are for the UK to become a world leader in the technology and for the majority of the population to have access to a 5G signal by 2027.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>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 includes consideration of the full UK market position, including the resilience and security standards of equipment for 5G and will report in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><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.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-24T15:05:38.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T15:05:38.037Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4638
label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1124240
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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 carried out an impact assessment on the effect of banning Huawei equipment from non-core components of the 5G network on the speed of 5G rollout. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 249977 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
answer text <p>The Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review in July 2018 set out the Government’s strategy for delivering 5G ambitions. The ambitions on 5G are for the UK to become a world leader in the technology and for the majority of the population to have access to a 5G signal by 2027.</p><p> </p><p>The terms of reference for the Telecoms Supply Chain Review were published on gov.uk on 8 November 2018. The decisions of the Review will be announced in due course and to Parliament.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 249979 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-08T10:22:09.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T10:22:09.55Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this