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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether a person over the age of 75 who is in receipt of pension credit and living with a spouse who is under the age of 75 will have to pay for a TV licence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 266723 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020. It has said that any household with someone aged over 75 who receives Pension Credit will be eligible for a free TV licence funded by the BBC from 01 June 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:43:27.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:43:27.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1133176
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on increasing the uptake of pension credit to reduce the effect of limiting free TV licences fee for people over 75. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 266724 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Ministers have regular discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions on this issue. In light of the recent BBC decision on the future of the over 75 licence fee concession, the Government have asked the BBC to consider a range of measures to further support the most vulnerable pensioners, including measures to promote the take up of Pension Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T12:45:02.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T12:45:02.27Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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3914
unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
1133253
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Abram Games more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will allocate funding to support proposals for a permanent home for the collection of designer, Abram Games. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 266881 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>We are not aware of plans to find a permanent home for Abram Games’ collection. The National Army Museum are currently hosting a major exhibition featuring the wartime poster of Abram Games (called The Art of Persuasion), running until 24th November. The exhibition features 49 original artworks from Abram Games that are part of the Museum’s permanent collection and is the majority of his wartime work. Seven of these works are on display in their permanent galleries and all items in the Museum’s Abram Games’ collection is available to access via our Online Collection. Most of the other items in the current exhibition are on loan from the Estate of Abram Games.</p><p> </p><p>Other national museums also hold significant collections of his works, including the V&amp;A, and the Imperial War Museum holds the official war artist archives of his work.</p><p> </p><p>There is no central fund for museum acquisitions; there are though a number of government-backed initiatives that help museums acquire nationally significant collections. Arts Council England runs, on behalf of DCMS, the Cultural Gift Scheme, through which donors receive a tax reduction based on a set percentage of the value of the item they donate. And the Arts Council England/V&amp;A Purchase Grant Fund supports the purchase of a wide range of material for the permanent collections of non-nationally funded organisations in England and Wales.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T11:53:02.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T11:53:02.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4716
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1133364
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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
star this property hansard heading 5G: Pollinators and Wildlife more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what research his Government has conducted on the potential effect of the roll out of the 5G network on wildlife and pollinators. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 266892 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) has the potential to impact the movement of insects and some species of animals, but there is currently no evidence that human-made EMR, at realistic field levels, has population level impacts on (a) plants, (b) animals or (c) insects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T12:18:50.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T12:18:50.32Z
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4115
star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
1133472
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Digital Economy and Society Index 2019, published by the European Commission in June, in particular its finding that the UK (1) has fallen from 7th to 10th on the measure of Digital Connectivity, and (2) ranks 26th out of 28 countries for full fibre (FTTP) coverage. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK compares well on superfast connectivity and it is currently available to over 96% of UK premises, following over £1bn of public investment. This is above European counterparts like Spain, France and Germany. Demand for these services is also increasing with 45% of households now opting for a superfast service. This deployment is also supported by competition from ultrafast services of at least 100Mbps, currently available to 53% of UK premises.</p><p> </p><p>We are now focussing on full fibre. Published last year, the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review set out our national strategy for ensuring 15m premises are able to connect to full fibre by 2025, with a nationwide network by 2033. Coverage is increasing quickly, and is now approaching 8% with around half of this coverage achieved in the last 12 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16509 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:37:15.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:37:15.477Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1133473
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Universal Service Obligation more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in the implementation of the Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband; what recent assessment they have made of whether a 10Mbps minimum is fit for purpose for the modern economy; and when they plan to review the USO. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16508 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>On 6 June 2019, the telecoms regulator Ofcom, responsible for implementing the USO, announced that customers will be able to request Universal Service Obligation (USO) connections from March 2020, in line with the Government’s commitment.</p><p> </p><p>The USO will give customers the right to request a broadband connection with a download speed of at least 10Mbps. This download speed and the other quality parameters of the USO are in line with Ofcom’s advice on the needs of a typical household at present. However, recognising that take-up and use of broadband changes, the Government legislated to enable it to direct Ofcom to carry out reviews of the USO. Any review would look not just at the minimum download speed but all aspects of the USO specification. There is also a formal requirement for the Government to direct Ofcom to undertake a review when superfast broadband has been taken up by 75% of UK premises.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The USO is designed to act as a safety net to ensure everyone can access a minimum level of connectivity but the Government is also committed to investing to deliver faster speeds across the UK. Our Superfast programme has ensured superfast broadband (24mbps) coverage for over 96% of UK premises. Further, in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, the Government committed to an “outside-in” approach to the deployment of gigabit capable broadband, which will ensure that the least commercial areas of the country get this type of connectivity at the same time as the market deploys to more commercial areas. The first step in this approach is the £200 million Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) Programme, which will test a model of connecting public sector buildings with gigabit capable connections, starting with primary schools. The RGC programme also has a rural gigabit broadband voucher component, offering up to £3,500 for small businesses and up to £1,500 for residents to encourage the take-up of gigabit-capable connectivity by residents and businesses in rural areas.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:37:28.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:37:28.073Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
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1133474
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Broadband more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK customers have access to 100Mbps broadband; and whether they intend to ensure that the UK meets the European Commission’s target for 50 per cent of all broadband customers to have 100Mbps by 2020. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL16509 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK compares well on superfast connectivity and it is currently available to over 96% of UK premises, following over £1bn of public investment. This is above European counterparts like Spain, France and Germany. Demand for these services is also increasing with 45% of households now opting for a superfast service. This deployment is also supported by competition from ultrafast services of at least 100Mbps, currently available to 53% of UK premises.</p><p> </p><p>We are now focussing on full fibre. Published last year, the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review set out our national strategy for ensuring 15m premises are able to connect to full fibre by 2025, with a nationwide network by 2033. Coverage is increasing quickly, and is now approaching 8% with around half of this coverage achieved in the last 12 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16507 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:37:15.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:37:15.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
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1133475
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Telecommunications: Compensation more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much automatic compensation has been paid to broadband and home phone customers by members of Ofcom’s voluntary code of practice since that code came into force in April. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>In March 2017, Ofcom consulted on an automatic compensation scheme for fixed broadband and landline consumers. Following the consultation, providers serving 90% of these consumers agreed to introduce a voluntary automatic compensation scheme, which came into effect from 1 April 2019. The scheme compensates consumers for delayed repairs following a loss of service, missed repairs or appointments, and delays to the start of a new service. Ofcom plans to review the scheme, including the amount of compensation paid out by providers, next year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:38:43.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:38:43.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this