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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 remove filter
uin 348 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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
1143417
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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 remove filter
uin 284942 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</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 2019-09-09T15:32:16.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:32:16.77Z
answering member
4057
label Biography information for Nigel Adams 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 remove filter
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 remove filter
uin 237188 more like this
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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 more like this
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
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 remove filter
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 remove filter
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 more like this
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
1041721
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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 Commemorative Plaques: Cheltenham 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 guidance this Department has made available to local community groups seeking to install a blue plaque commemorating key (a) local figures, (b) establishments and (c) the Blue Moon Club in Cheltenham. more like this
tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Chalk remove filter
uin 208927 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
answer text <p>The English Heritage blue plaque scheme, which is limited to London, links the people of the past with the buildings of the present. The scheme is managed by English Heritage and follows guidance set out by them.</p><p> </p><p>However, there are many other plaque schemes throughout the country in various cities and towns. More than seventy civic societies have worked together to standardise the schemes and each of these has a set of guidance for assessment. A register of other plaque schemes can be found and downloaded on the English Heritage website at <a href="https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/siteassets/home/visit/blue-plaques/propose-plaque/other-plaque-schemes.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/siteassets/home/visit/blue-plaques/propose-plaque/other-plaque-schemes.pdf</a> . The Cheltenham Civic Society has further information on their website, <a href="https://cheltenhamcivicsociety.org.uk/" target="_blank">https://cheltenhamcivicsociety.org.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-22T16:47:00.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T16:47:00.543Z
answering member
4116
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
4481
label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this