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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Radio Frequencies more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to encourage public sector users of the radio spectrum to share bands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211326 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>All public sector spectrum users are subject to Administered Incentive Pricing (AIP) which serves to encourage spectrum to be used efficiently or released to other uses. This charge is set by HM Treasury with advice from Ofcom and the DCMS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:41:35.735982Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:41:35.735982Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
100861
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage infrastructure-based competition across the market for high-speed broadband connections; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211867 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a highly competitive broadband market. Superfast broadband is currently available to 78% of UK premises, up from 45% in 2010. In addition to BT, KCom and Virgin Media, a growing number of both fixed and wireless providers are making infrastructure investments. In September 2012 the Government announced a package of measures to reduce the barriers to deployment of superfast broadband, reducing red tape and bureaucracy to enable communications providers to deploy competing networks. The Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation invited industry to submit views on what more the Government might do to support infrastructure deployment. That consultation closed on 1 October and the Government is currently considering the responses received.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T11:22:39.6784224Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T11:22:39.6784224Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100862
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will co-operate with the Department for Communities and Local Government over potential actions to reduce the costs associated with planning regulations and other barriers in relation to the rollout of high-speed broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211848 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DCMS worked closely with Communities and Local Government, industry and other interested parties to design and implement in 2013 a significant and substantial package of planning relaxations in England. The changes support the roll out of fixed line high-speed broadband in protected areas*, and high-speed mobile broadband (4G) in protected and unprotected areas by removing the need to seek planning permission for specified developments. This year, joint working with Communities and Local Government has continued, together with house builders and communications providers, to develop an action plan to ensure that new developments have access to superfast broadband.</p><p> </p><p>*(National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage Site, Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and Conservation Areas but not Sites of Special Scientific Interest)</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T11:24:19.2333313Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T11:24:19.2333313Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100863
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will hold discussions with local authorities to encourage uptake of narrow trenching techniques in order to lower deployment costs for high-speed broadband connections and expedite its rollout to more homes and businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211849 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We encourage and support a range of innovative approaches in street works, particularly where these can lower the cost and speed up deployment of superfast broadband. The standards that street works reinstatements must meet are set out in the statutory code, the Specification of the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH). SROH sets out a range of deployment methods and approved materials that undertakers can use when carrying out street works, including narrow trenching and the use of foamed concrete as a reinstatement material.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T11:25:18.7706606Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T11:25:18.7706606Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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4122
star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100331
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Internet: Wales 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the extension of high-speed internet to the South Wales Valleys. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islwyn more like this
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Chris Evans more like this
star this property uin 211551 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Superfast Cymru has already enabled over 230,000 Welsh homes and businesses to access superfast broadband and aims to cover 700,000 (93%) by the end of 2017. The Welsh project team recently announced that all exchanges in Wales will be covered in the programme, with work commencing in all exchanges by September 2015. The programme within in the South Wales Valleys has already connected 24 exchanges in the Caerphilly area, with two remaining exchanges due to be upgraded in December 2014. The final two will be enabled in 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T09:44:36.9848623Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T09:44:36.9848623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Evans more like this
100119
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Orchestras: Northern Ireland 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Northern Ireland's Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure on the future of the Ulster Orchestra. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 211218 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Minister for Culture Arts and Leisure has not raised this matter with me. Questions surrounding the funding of the Ulster Orchestra are matters for the Northern Ireland Executive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:40:46.0178803Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:40:46.0178803Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
star this property tabling member
1597
star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
99781
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Rural Areas 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage competition in the rural broadband market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 211122 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 2014-10-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Almost 100 publicly funded contracts to provide superfast broadband to rural communities have gone out to tender following an Open Market Review. As well as BT a number of smaller suppliers are now delivering projects in rural communities. In addition, 8 suppliers have been appointed to run pilot projects to assess the feasibility of providing superfast broadband to the hardest to reach areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:46:05.2658778Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:46:05.2658778Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
99796
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Ofcom on the merits of passive infrastructure sharing in partial not-spots; and what information he has on the changes that would be required to the upgrade and sharing elements of the electronic communications code to enable this. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberconwy more like this
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Guto Bebb more like this
star this property uin 211165 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 2014-10-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving mobile coverage for all consumers, and is currently in discussions with Ofcom and relevant Mobile Network Operators. We have been looking at a number of options for improving coverage in partial not-spot areas, including passive infrastructure sharing and national roaming. We are also considering the impact of reforms to the Electronic Communications Code, in the broader context of supporting communications infrastructure in an effort to improve mobile network coverage. The Government is aware that reforms will need to balance the interests of all stakeholders involved.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State is considering his position on Code reform and will outline plans shortly. The Government is committed to ensuring the UK has world-class mobile coverage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:45:29.0604319Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:45:29.0604319Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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3910
star this property label Biography information for Guto Bebb more like this
99795
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: Finance 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what oversight he has of the allocation of the Arts Council England's funding to other organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colne Valley more like this
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Jason McCartney more like this
star this property uin 211088 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 2014-10-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Funding decisions are made by Arts Council England, without Government input. Ministers establish the strategic priorities for ACE’s spending in each Spending Round and regularly meet with Arts Council England.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:44:13.99937Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:44:13.99937Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Jason McCartney more like this
99794
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Direct Selling more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to tackle nuisance telephone calls; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 211118 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 2014-10-27more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Tackling nuisance telephone calls is a priority for the Department. A range of options for reform are being pursued, which includes both legislative and non-legislative measures that will protect consumers more effectively.</p><p> </p><p>Our Nuisance Calls Action Plan of 30 March 2014, included proposals to enable the Office of Communications (Ofcom) to share information more easily with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about companies who may be breaching the regulations. We made this measure effective on 15 July 2014 and it will help ICO to take enforcement action against companies deliberately breaching the rules.</p><p> </p><p>We are also soon to consult to lower the legal threshold, making it easier for ICO to take more enforcement action, including issuing monetary penalties to companies who currently manage to avoid having action taken against them. Work on improving the ability of communication service providers to trace calls is underway and led by Ofcom, with our encouragement. Consent and lead generation issues including how telephone numbers are captured and sold on, are also being considered by the Taskforce led by Which? that will report to the Department by the end of this year. Further details about the full range of measures outlined in our Action Plan can be viewed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nuisance-calls-action-plan-unveiled</a></p><p> </p><p>Steps taken to date include the Department having improved signposting and information about whom to contact when needing to report nuisance calls, a simpler complaints process, and greater use by regulators of their powers, including the ICO and Ofcom having to date issued monetary penalties totalling more than £2.2 million for nuisance telephone calls and SMS text messages. We will continue to work with regulators, consumer group representatives and the industry to deliver improved protection for the benefit of consumers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:44:55.6004977Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:44:55.6004977Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this