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1126874
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Cybercrime 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 he has made of the effectiveness of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
uin 254783 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 255315 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.763Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1586
label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1126875
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answering body
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept id 10 more like this
answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Cybercrime 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 many businesses have been certified under (a) Cyber Essentials and (b) Cyber Essentials Plus. more like this
tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
uin 254784 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>At the end of April 2019 the total number of Cyber Essentials certificates awarded to organisations was 26,712. Of these, (a) 21,948 were awarded at Cyber Essentials level and (b) 4,764 were awarded at Cyber Essentials Plus level.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:58:26.967Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1586
label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1127076
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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 Cybercrime 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 he plans to update the content of the Cyber Essentials programme. more like this
tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
tabling member printed
Adam Afriyie more like this
uin 255315 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>An independent academic evaluation of the effectiveness of Cyber Essentials found that its security controls work well to mitigate the vast majority of Internet-based threats. These security controls are kept under continual review. The primary objective for Cyber Essentials is to help all organisations mitigate cyber security risks, especially small and medium-sized organisations. The Government continues to work to ensure Cyber Essentials has the greatest impact for the majority of the target audience and is currently developing the scheme to ensure a) the journey to certification is as simple as possible, and b) the technical controls remain fit for purpose in the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 254783 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:57:24.81Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1586
label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1129228
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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 estimate he has made of the number of antennae required to facilitate the rollout of 5G. more like this
tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
tabling member printed
Alan Brown more like this
uin 259317 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answer text <p>Ministers have regular meetings with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) on a range of subjects including the development of 5G networks. MNOs will lead the rollout 5G in the UK and it is for them to to confirm the details of the steps they plan to take to upgrade their network infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is setting the policy and regulatory environment needed to ensure the right conditions for investment in the development of 5G networks. For example through our 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, and the establishment of new business models and revenue streams which in turn could lead to accelerated private sector investment.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-06T15:12:19.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:12:19.553Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4470
label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1091032
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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 Social Media: Employment Agencies 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 social media platforms on removing scam modelling agencies from their listings. more like this
tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Chalk more like this
uin 233625 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
answer text <p>Ministers and officials have regular meetings and discussions with social media companies on a range of issues. Details of ministerial meetings are published quarterly on the Gov.uk website.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-26T10:48:53.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T10:48:53.09Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4481
label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
1105309
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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 Nuisance Calls 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 has made an assessment of the effect on levels of nuisance calls of companies requiring consumers to provide their phone numbers when purchasing products or signing up for services. more like this
tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Chalk more like this
uin 237188 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>Companies who process personal data and use it to make marketing communications are regulated by the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (PECR). Both of these are administered and enforced by the Information Commissioner (ICO). If a company collects phone numbers from customers, it must be clear and transparent about how personal data will be handled, and ensure that the data is processed in a way which individuals would expect. Personal data must not be shared with third parties without an appropriate legal basis. Organisations that fail to comply may be subject to enforcement action by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO has the power to impose a monetary penalty on those who break the law.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has not made an official assessment of the effect on levels of nuisance calls of companies requiring consumers to provide their phone numbers when purchasing products or signing up for services.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-02T14:31:51.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T14:31:51.113Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4481
label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
1006157
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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 General Practitioners: Data Protection 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 he has made of the potential merits of exempting General Practices from the General Data Protection Regulation that data controllers can no longer charge for processing subject access requests. more like this
tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Norris more like this
uin 190964 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
answer text <p>The fundamental purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation is to provide individuals with greater protection and control over their personal data.</p><p> </p><p>Allowing General Practices to charge for providing responses to subject access requests would weaken the rights of patients. General Practices can still charge for repeat or excessive requests made by data subjects and for requests made by third parties such as insurers under the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988.</p><p> </p><p>The Information Commissioner’s Office has updated its guidance on the Right to Access, which can be viewed on its website at ico.org.uk</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-19T15:58:12.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:58:12.3Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4641
label Biography information for Alex Norris 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
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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
1052421
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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 Gaming Machines and Loans: 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 make an assessment of the effect of the prevalence of advertising of (a) payday loans and (b) gambling machines on the take-up of those products. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 215606 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answer text <p>Advertising in the UK is regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the industry’s independent regulator, which enforces the Advertising Codes through a system of self-regulation and co-regulation with Ofcom. The Codes incorporate all relevant legislation and sets standards for accuracy and honesty to which advertisers must adhere, including specific conditions on social responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to payday loans, guidance relating to the advertising of high-cost short-term credit products is available to advertisers, to ensure that their advertising is compliant with the Advertising Codes, by being socially responsible and not trivialising the seriousness of taking out a loan. At the same time, the Financial Conduct Authority, responsible for regulation of the consumer credit market including payday lenders since 1 April 2014, has introduced a tough set of detailed rules regarding firms’ promotions and advertisements, which operate alongside the Advertising Codes. The Government does not hold data centrally on the effect of advertising on take-up of payday loans.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to gambling machines, the Advertising Codes contain provisions to ensure gambling advertising does not target or appeal particularly to children or young people, or exploit vulnerable people. Gambling companies who advertise in the UK must comply with these rules. In practice, most advertising of gambling products does not involve gaming machines. The Gambling Commission’s Gambling Participation 2017 report showed that 4% of respondents had played on fruit or slot machines in the past four weeks and 1% on machines in bookmakers.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-11T16:12:07.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T16:12:07.15Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1122130
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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 Music: Licensed Premises 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 funding his Department has allocated to support the sustainability of independent music venues in rural communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 245978 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>Independent music venues are a vital part of the UK’s music live music ecosystem which contributes around £1bn a year to our economy. (1)</p><p> </p><p>Arts Council England is providing grant funding over four years to a range of National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs). Some of these NPOs are based in rural locations and programme live music including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Pocklington Arts Centre (East Riding of Yorkshire)</li><li>Ropery Hall (Barton on the Humber)</li><li>Queens Hall (Hexham)</li></ul><p> </p><p>Rural music venues can also benefit from Arts Council NPO and Project Grant funding as receiving houses for touring work and festival performances.</p><p> </p><p>1. UK live music attendance and music tourism in 2017 (UK Music).</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 2019-04-30T16:54:03.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T16:54:03.427Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this