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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what (1) research they have commissioned, and (2) consultation they have undertaken, in relation to the role of library services in a digital age. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Libraries Taskforce, jointly established by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Local Government Association, published Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 in December 2016. This strategy sets out 7 strategic Outcomes that libraries support, one of which is increasing digital access and literacy, and it highlights a range of initiatives through which libraries support digital skills, access, skills and related work. This document was produced following extensive consultation with the sector and stakeholders. The UK Digital Strategy also underlined the importance of libraries as a ‘go to provider’ for digital skills training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL723 more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:23:16.4Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:23:16.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3830
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
751126
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the provision of library services in a digital age. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL723 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Libraries Taskforce, jointly established by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Local Government Association, published Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 in December 2016. This strategy sets out 7 strategic Outcomes that libraries support, one of which is increasing digital access and literacy, and it highlights a range of initiatives through which libraries support digital skills, access, skills and related work. This document was produced following extensive consultation with the sector and stakeholders. The UK Digital Strategy also underlined the importance of libraries as a ‘go to provider’ for digital skills training.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL722 more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:23:16.507Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:23:16.507Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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3830
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
751124
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what direct investment they made into library services in 2016–17. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL721 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport invested £4 million in 2016-17 in the Arts Council managed Libraries: Opportunities for Everyone innovation fund. This supports innovative public library service projects that benefit disadvantaged people and places in England.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS also invested in dedicated support for library services exploring an alternative delivery model (such as a public service mutual). This involved commissioning a consortium of existing library mutuals to produce a toolkit for the Libraries Taskforce on Alternative Delivery Models; running two Masterclasses (one in London and one in York); and providing grants to support library services undertaking detailed options appraisals through access to specialist technical advice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:22:22.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:22:22.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
751128
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have of partnerships being created between library services and other local and public sector services. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Libraries Taskforce’s Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 strategy document, good practice toolkits and blogs contain a range of examples of partnerships between library services and other local and public sector services. This includes partnership arrangements between local authorities (such as procurement consortia), as well as service delivery partnerships with other council services (such as One Stop Shops), adult and community education, local colleges, job centres, post offices, Citizens Advice Bureau, tourist information, cultural and health organisations.</p><p> </p><p>A range of partners also work with library services to deliver services and activities in a consistent way across the country through the Society of Chief Librarians’ Universal Offers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:24:29.347Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:24:29.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mawson more like this
749875
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage of premises reached by ultrafast broadband in the UK; and how that penetration compares with (1) Japan, (2) South Korea, (3) the US, (4) France, and (5) Germany. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL594 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Ultrafast broadband - referring to speeds of 100 megabits per second and above - is currently available to around 52% of premises in the UK, according to thinkbroadband.com. Internationally, this compares to coverage in:</p><p><br> South Korea: 100%;</p><p><br> Japan: 98%;</p><p><br> USA: 68%;</p><p><br> Germany: 64%, and;</p><p><br> France: 28%.</p><p> </p><p>As well as growing ultrafast coverage the UK has the has the cheapest available fixed broadband services at superfast speeds compared to major European competitors. The UK’s average being quoted at £45 per month, compared to £68 per month in Italy, who were the most expensive.</p><p> </p><p>We are keen to support further investment in ultrafast services and facilitate the expansion of full fibre networks. This is why, at Autumn Statement 2016, we announced £1.1 billion to funding to boost the UK’s digital infrastructure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
749252
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the approach made by S4C for its remit to be broadened to enable it to extend its activities on digital media platforms. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL588 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>As set out in the Welsh Conservatives manifesto, the government remains committed to carrying out a review of S4C's remit, governance and funding in 2017. We will announce more details in due course</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL589 more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:50:14.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:50:14.857Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
749250
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS) review relating to the funding of S4C; for how long the funding commitment will remain frozen; whether any agreement has been reached on the proposed reduction of the DDCMS funding; and what assessment they have made of the impact of that proposed reduction on S4C's financial position. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL586 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The department will conduct a review of S4C funding requirements for 2017/18 before the second half of the financial year begins.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:49:31.053Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:49:31.053Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
751127
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote new approaches to library services; and what evidence they have of examples of innovative practice in this area in England. more like this
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Lord Mawson more like this
star this property uin HL724 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to providing support for those library services that want to explore new approaches. The Libraries Taskforce’s Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 strategy document, good practice toolkits and blogs promote a range of examples of innovative practice already underway in libraries in England. These include alternative delivery models, income generation, partnerships and specific projects. The Libraries Taskforce has also run a number of workshops and masterclasses for the sector to build awareness of the options available and to share good practice.</p><p> </p><p>The £4m Libraries: Opportunities for Everyone innovation fund, managed by Arts Council England on behalf of DCMS, was set up to pilot library service projects that provide benefit disadvantaged people and places in England. These pilots will be tracked and evaluated, with a view to encouraging wider adoption and investment in those which prove most successful.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:23:47.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:23:47.033Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether the Community Organisers programme is still in place; if so, (1) to which Government department or agency it is accountable, and (2) in which places it is in operation; if not, when it was brought to a close and on what authority; and for each year in which it has operated, what was the cost. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL558 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Community Organisers programme contract ran from 2010 - 2015. A new Community Organisers Expansion Programme was launched in March 2017 and will run until 2020.</p><p> </p><p>1) The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) contracted the delivery of the Community Organisers Expansion Programme.</p><p>2) 20 Social Action Hubs will be appointed across England to train Community Organisers as part of the Expansion Programme. The first 10 hubs have been publicly announced (<a href="http://www.corganisers.org.uk/news/launch-2nd-round-funding" target="_blank">http://www.corganisers.org.uk/news/launch-2nd-round-funding</a>) and the second 10 will be announced later in 2017.</p><p>3) The Community Organisers programme costs for 2010 - 2015 are published in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Accounts which can be found at the link below. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cabinet-office-annual-reports-and-accounts" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cabinet-office-annual-reports-and-accounts</a>. The Community Organisers Expansion programme costs for the financial year 2016/17 will be published by DCMS in mid July 2017 on the Gov.uk website.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-17T15:46:05.887Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T15:46:05.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
749253
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a new funding formula for S4C. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL589 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>As set out in the Welsh Conservatives manifesto, the government remains committed to carrying out a review of S4C's remit, governance and funding in 2017. We will announce more details in due course</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL588 more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T11:50:14.947Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T11:50:14.947Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this