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749875
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
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
tabling member printed
Lord Birt more like this
uin HL594 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
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
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T12:34:27.41Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
2533
label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
749945
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the European Network and Information Security Agency. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
uin HL630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
answer text <p>Membership of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) is one of the ways in which the UK discusses cyber security policy and shares expertise with European partners.</p><p> </p><p>In 2016, ENISA received €10.1m of central funding from the EU budget. The UK contributes to the budget as a whole, not to individual projects or agencies.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-24T11:23:08.783Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T11:23:08.783Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
2037
label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
749961
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of independent television production companies in the UK; and how many of them are not owned by another broadcasting company. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Storey more like this
uin HL646 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
answer text <p>There are ​currently have 488 ​independent ​TV production companies registered with Pact .​ Of these 401 are fee paying members – the other 87 are subsidiaries ​and 8 are owned by broadcasters, so around 393 are not owned by another broadcasting company.​</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-24T11:23:42.137Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T11:23:42.137Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
4238
label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
749962
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of local television companies in the UK. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Storey more like this
uin HL647 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
answer text <p>There are currently 29 local television companies currently licenced by Ofcom.</p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-24T11:23:49.62Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T11:23:49.62Z
answering member
4247
label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
tabling member
4238
label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
750084
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Arts: European Union 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 ensure the UK's continued participation in the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committees on (a) live performance and (b) audio-visual after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
tabling member printed
Kevin Brennan more like this
uin 3824 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
answer text <p>European organisations, who are the social partners that contribute and engage with the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee are not restricted to organisations that are within the EU. For example, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), which represents 73 public service broadcasters in 56 Countries, participates in the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Audio-visual. Insofar as UK organisations are represented in the social partners, we expect no change to the continued participation</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-13T15:03:57.903Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T15:03:57.903Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
1400
label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
750080
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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 discussions her Department has had with BT and Openreach on the location of unlit fibre and ducting laid across the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kerr more like this
uin 3751 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
answer text <p>Ministers regularly discuss a wide range of issues with BT and Openreach.</p><p> </p><p>Openreach has introduced an online mapping tool, which provides other telecoms providers with the locations of its poles and underground ducts, although the tool was introduced in the context of PIA (its duct and pole access remedy).</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-13T15:19:49.443Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T15:19:49.443Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4604
label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
750081
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Scotland 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 her Department has had with BT and Openreach on pilot projects to utilise fibre laid above ground via existing utility poles, especially in rural areas of Scotland. more like this
tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kerr more like this
uin 3752 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
answer text <p>Ministers regularly discuss a wide range of issues with BT and Openreach.</p><p>The use of utility infrastructure to deploy telecommunications fibre has been made easier by the Communications (Access to Infrastructure) Regulations 2016, which transposed the EU Broadband Cost Reduction Directive to UK law. This ensures that digital communications providers can access other providers’ physical infrastructure, across a range of sectors, on fair and reasonable terms.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-13T15:20:21.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T15:20:21.587Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4604
label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
750086
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Small Businesses 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 she has made of the (a) time taken and (b) costs paid by small businesses to access British Telecom ducts under physical infrastructure access regulations. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 3871 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
answer text <p>Ofcom has published (April 2017) a consultation on duct and pole access (DPA - sometimes called passive infrastructure access - PIA), which proposed to make such access faster, easier and cheaper. Altnet providers, such as WarwickNet, are already using PIA to connect customers on much shorter timescales than previously.</p><p> </p><p>In the consultation, Ofcom outlined how the planning and deployment of fibre infrastructure using PIA should be improved. Openreach is already providing telecoms providers with better network information, with its PIA Digital Mapping Tool, and streamlining operational processes.</p><p> </p><p>Ofcom also proposed capping Openreach’s rental charges for PIA access and redistributing the costs of changes to the network across all users. These proposals would make it cheaper for other telecoms providers to deploy fibre using Openreach’s duct and pole infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>Ofcom will set out more detail on these proposals later in the summer.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-18T10:08:28.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T10:08:28.76Z
answering member
4070
label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
750089
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Charities: Fund Raising 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 recent assessment she has made of the capacity of smaller charities to fundraise. more like this
tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Tomlinson more like this
uin 4087 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
answer text <p>Government is committed to building the resilience and independence of smaller charities. Through our ongoing dialogue with representatives from across the sector, we know that small charities can struggle to raise the resources they need.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In recognition of this, the Office for Civil Society in England are providing a multi-year programme of fundraising training and support. In addition to face-to-face training, intensive one-to-one advice sessions and webinars, the programme includes skilled volunteer mentoring, connecting small charities with experienced fundraisers to provide longer term support. The training and support will be provided at little or no cost and the providers will also develop and share fundraising training resources and toolkits to support small charities who might not be able to attend training.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Our vision is of a confident and capable sector, with the ability to raise funds from diverse sources. By increasing their long term sustainability, small charities can continue their vital role in helping to build a stronger society.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
grouped question UIN 4088 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-17T13:43:01.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T13:43:01.673Z
answering member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
tabling member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
750090
registered interest false more like this
date remove filter
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 remove filter
answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
hansard heading Charities: Fund Raising 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 support fundraising mentoring in the charitable sector. more like this
tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Tomlinson more like this
uin 4088 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
answer text <p>Government is committed to building the resilience and independence of smaller charities. Through our ongoing dialogue with representatives from across the sector, we know that small charities can struggle to raise the resources they need.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In recognition of this, the Office for Civil Society in England are providing a multi-year programme of fundraising training and support. In addition to face-to-face training, intensive one-to-one advice sessions and webinars, the programme includes skilled volunteer mentoring, connecting small charities with experienced fundraisers to provide longer term support. The training and support will be provided at little or no cost and the providers will also develop and share fundraising training resources and toolkits to support small charities who might not be able to attend training.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Our vision is of a confident and capable sector, with the ability to raise funds from diverse sources. By increasing their long term sustainability, small charities can continue their vital role in helping to build a stronger society.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
grouped question UIN 4087 more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-07-17T13:43:01.767Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T13:43:01.767Z
answering member
3950
label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
tabling member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this