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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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 remove filter
hansard heading Subscriptions: Misrepresentation 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 is taking with the Advertising Standards Authority to ensure subscription services do not mislead consumers into signing up for their services when they make a purchase through a website. more like this
tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Chalk more like this
uin 348 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Advertising in the UK is regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which enforces the Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct &amp; Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) in non-broadcast media, including online, print, outdoors, video-on-demand, direct marketing and cinema, through a system of self-regulation.</p><p> </p><p>The CAP Code incorporates all relevant legislation, and sets standards for accuracy and honesty to which advertisers must adhere, including specific conditions on advertising to children, causing offence and social responsibility. It is regularly reviewed and updated by the industry to ensure it remains effective, and proposed changes to the Code are routinely subject to public consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Code includes rules designed to ensure that advertisers do not mislead consumers, reflecting that the ASA is recognised by the government, the courts and Trading Standards as the ‘established means’ for the enforcement of misleading advertising legislation. On the specific issue of subscription traps, the Code also includes rules designed to ensure that advertising for promotions must state all significant conditions likely to affect a consumer’s decision to participate in the promotion. The ASA has also published guidance to advertisers on how to ensure that advertising of free trials and other promotional offer subscription models are compliant with the Code.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-22T14:55:50.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:55:50.653Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
4481
label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
1149447
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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 remove filter
hansard heading Gardens: Tourism 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 she plans to respond to the recommendations made by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in its Fourteenth Report of Session 2017-19 entitled Garden design and tourism, HC 2002. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Leicestershire more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Bridgen more like this
uin 620 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>We submitted our full response to the Select Committee on October 1st 2019. This was published on October 10th 2019.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-22T11:27:42.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T11:27:42.86Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4133
label Biography information for Andrew Bridgen more like this
1150504
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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 remove filter
hansard heading Public Buildings: Flags 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 she is taking to replace the flag of Europe with the Union Flag on all public buildings after 31 October 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 1618 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answer text <p>Except for the flying of the Union Flag on Designated Days there is no specific government policy regarding the flying of flags and no guidance is issued to Government bodies to fly the EU Flag.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-24T14:26:33.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T14:26:33.907Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1150490
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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 remove filter
hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Lobbying 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 his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent from the public purse on influencing public policy through (a) employing external (i) public affairs companies, (ii) strategic consultancies and (iii) corporate communications firms, (b) external marketing and (c) other activities in each of the last 10 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Romford more like this
tabling member printed
Andrew Rosindell more like this
uin 1609 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally and could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-24T16:05:29.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T16:05:29.72Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
tabling member
1447
label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1156091
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 remove filter
hansard heading Broadband 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 penalties are enforced by Government on Openreach when it fails to adequately connect communities to superfast broadband. more like this
tabling member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Nokes more like this
uin 4991 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
answer text <p>The Government does not have any powers to impose penalties on network providers like Openreach, should they decide against connecting premises to superfast broadband for commercial reasons.</p><p> </p><p>If, however, a provider like Openreach has been contracted to rollout superfast broadband under the Government’s Superfast Broadband programme, there will be a contract between that provider and the Local Authority responsible for running the programme in the local area. Normally, a decision not to connect a property, which was originally in scope for the programme, is one that would be taken jointly by the Local Authority in consultation with the provider. If, however, a provider arbitrarily decided not to connect a property, this would represent a breach of that contract and the Local Authority would be able to take action under that contract. In the most serious circumstances, this could result in termination.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not provide retrospective funding for communities that are self-funding superfast broadband in their local area. However, many communities are utilising the government’s £67 million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to contribute towards the cost of their project.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government continues to take action to improve the connectivity of those without access to superfast broadband. Our Superfast Broadband programme is continuing to connect premises to superfast broadband, following the target of 95% coverage being hit by the end of 2017, and expects to hit 97% coverage by March 2020. In addition, the Government has introduced the broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO). This will give everyone in the UK the right to request decent broadband providing download speeds of at least 10 megabits per second from a designated provider up to a reasonable cost threshold of £3,400 per premise.</p><p> </p><p>Government is also funding the rollout of next generation gigabit broadband in less commercial areas of the country, including through the £200 million Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, as well as the Gigabit Voucher Scheme. On 30 September, the Government announced a further £5 billion of new funding to subsidise the rollout of gigabit capable broadband to premises in the least commercial 20% of the country, including those areas that currently do not have access to superfast broadband.</p>
answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
grouped question UIN 4990 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-31T12:21:51.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T12:21:51.893Z
answering member
4361
label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
tabling member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
1156090
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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 remove filter
hansard heading Broadband 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 provisions are in place to reimburse communities which have had to self-fund superfast broadband schemes as a consequence of having been promised but not received connection by Openreach. more like this
tabling member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
tabling member printed
Caroline Nokes more like this
uin 4990 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
answer text <p>The Government does not have any powers to impose penalties on network providers like Openreach, should they decide against connecting premises to superfast broadband for commercial reasons.</p><p> </p><p>If, however, a provider like Openreach has been contracted to rollout superfast broadband under the Government’s Superfast Broadband programme, there will be a contract between that provider and the Local Authority responsible for running the programme in the local area. Normally, a decision not to connect a property, which was originally in scope for the programme, is one that would be taken jointly by the Local Authority in consultation with the provider. If, however, a provider arbitrarily decided not to connect a property, this would represent a breach of that contract and the Local Authority would be able to take action under that contract. In the most serious circumstances, this could result in termination.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does not provide retrospective funding for communities that are self-funding superfast broadband in their local area. However, many communities are utilising the government’s £67 million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to contribute towards the cost of their project.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government continues to take action to improve the connectivity of those without access to superfast broadband. Our Superfast Broadband programme is continuing to connect premises to superfast broadband, following the target of 95% coverage being hit by the end of 2017, and expects to hit 97% coverage by March 2020. In addition, the Government has introduced the broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO). This will give everyone in the UK the right to request decent broadband providing download speeds of at least 10 megabits per second from a designated provider up to a reasonable cost threshold of £3,400 per premise.</p><p> </p><p>Government is also funding the rollout of next generation gigabit broadband in less commercial areas of the country, including through the £200 million Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, as well as the Gigabit Voucher Scheme. On 30 September, the Government announced a further £5 billion of new funding to subsidise the rollout of gigabit capable broadband to premises in the least commercial 20% of the country, including those areas that currently do not have access to superfast broadband.</p>
answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
grouped question UIN 4991 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-31T12:21:51.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T12:21:51.833Z
answering member
4361
label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
tabling member
4048
label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
1156390
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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 remove filter
hansard heading Lotteries: Regulation 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 oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Official Report, column 718, on Lotteries Regulation, if she will publish the (a) scope and (b) timescales of (i) her Department’s consultation on the appropriate regulatory regime for society lotteries and (ii) the Gambling Commission’s consultation on the licensing framework for large society lotteries. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 5466 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>New limits to the per draw sales, annual sales and maximum prize for society lotteries were announced on 16 July 2019. Affirmative secondary legislation is required to change the limits, and the Gambling Commission are also required to consult on changes to their Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). The date for laying the statutory instrument has not yet been fixed. The Gambling Commission’s consultation will also cover measures to improve transparency of society lotteries, and is expected to run for 12 weeks. The changes are expected to come into force during 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T17:03:12.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:03:12.147Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1156389
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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 remove filter
hansard heading Lotteries: Regulation 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 oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Official Report, column 718, on Lotteries Regulation, when she plans to announce further progress on implementing the (a) per-draw sales limit to increase to £5 million, (b) maximum prize limit to increase to £500,000 and (c) annual sales limit to increase to £50 million for society lotteries. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 5465 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>New limits to the per draw sales, annual sales and maximum prize for society lotteries were announced on 16 July 2019. Affirmative secondary legislation is required to change the limits, and the Gambling Commission are also required to consult on changes to their Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). The date for laying the statutory instrument has not yet been fixed. The Gambling Commission’s consultation will also cover measures to improve transparency of society lotteries, and is expected to run for 12 weeks. The changes are expected to come into force during 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
grouped question UIN
5462 more like this
5463 more like this
5464 more like this
6299 more like this
6300 more like this
6304 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T16:55:41.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:55:41.763Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1156388
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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 remove filter
hansard heading Lotteries: Regulation 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 oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Official Report, column 718, on Lotteries Regulation, when she plans (a) to announce further progress towards implementing the society lotteries reforms announced in that statement and (b) for legislation relating to those reforms to come into force. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 5464 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>New limits to the per draw sales, annual sales and maximum prize for society lotteries were announced on 16 July 2019. Affirmative secondary legislation is required to change the limits, and the Gambling Commission are also required to consult on changes to their Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). The date for laying the statutory instrument has not yet been fixed. The Gambling Commission’s consultation will also cover measures to improve transparency of society lotteries, and is expected to run for 12 weeks. The changes are expected to come into force during 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
grouped question UIN
5462 more like this
5463 more like this
5465 more like this
6299 more like this
6300 more like this
6304 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T16:55:41.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:55:41.713Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this
1156387
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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 remove filter
hansard heading Lotteries: Regulation 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 oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Official Report, column 718, on Lotteries Regulation, what further steps she plans to take to implement the society lotteries reform as set out in that statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Swansea East more like this
tabling member printed
Carolyn Harris more like this
uin 5463 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>New limits to the per draw sales, annual sales and maximum prize for society lotteries were announced on 16 July 2019. Affirmative secondary legislation is required to change the limits, and the Gambling Commission are also required to consult on changes to their Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). The date for laying the statutory instrument has not yet been fixed. The Gambling Commission’s consultation will also cover measures to improve transparency of society lotteries, and is expected to run for 12 weeks. The changes are expected to come into force during 2020.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
grouped question UIN
5462 more like this
5464 more like this
5465 more like this
6299 more like this
6300 more like this
6304 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T16:55:41.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:55:41.68Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4480
label Biography information for Carolyn Harris more like this