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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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 more like this
hansard heading Artificial Intelligence 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 his Department has taken to ensure that the use of artificial intelligence complies with equalities legislation. more like this
tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Stevens more like this
uin 218822 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p><del class="ministerial">While we have seen some success with voluntary measures to improve online safety, Government has been clear that tech companies need to take more consistent and effective action to tackle online harms.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">A joint DCMS-Home Office White Paper will be published shortly, setting out clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep their users safe online</del>.</p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government recently set up the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to provide independent, expert advice on the measures needed to enable and ensure safe, ethical and innovative uses of AI and data-driven technologies.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The first two projects the Centre will study include: the use of data in shaping people's online experiences; and the potential for bias in decisions made using algorithms. This work will play an important role in promoting and ensuring fairness and the ethical use of data to deliver maximum benefits for society. An interim update on these projects is expected in summer 2019.</ins></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Further, it is essential that AI developed in the UK reflects the needs and make-up of society as a whole and that industry and the public sector are able to access the greatest supply of talent in terms of numbers. Increasing diversity in the AI workforce is vital to ensure that everyone with the potential to participate has the opportunity to do so. The government’s Office for AI will work with the AI Council to promote diversity in the AI workforce.</ins></p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T16:53:29.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:53:29.233Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-02-18T10:41:09.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T10:41:09.183Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
previous answer version
101754
answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
answering member printed Margot James more like this
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4425
label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1057101
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
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 more like this
hansard heading Social Media: Standards 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, on what date he plans to take steps to introduce legal responsibilities for social media companies in relation to harmful content in the event that those companies do not take voluntary action. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 218806 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>A joint DCMS-Home Office White Paper will be published shortly, setting out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures to tackle online harms, including clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep their users safe online.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T16:48:18.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T16:48:18.347Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1123576
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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 more like this
hansard heading Telecoms Supply Chain Review 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, on what date he plans to publish the response to the Telecoms Supply Chain Review. more like this
tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
tabling member printed
Tom Watson more like this
uin 248603 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
answer text <p>A statement will be made to the House to communicate the decision at the appropriate time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-02T12:13:07.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T12:13:07.557Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1463
label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
1128263
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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 more like this
hansard heading Telecommunications: Infrastructure 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 final report of the cross-Government review that his Department is leading into the supply chain arrangements for UK telecoms infrastructure will be made publicly available. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
tabling member printed
Royston Smith more like this
uin 257528 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>A statement will be made to the House to communicate the decision at the appropriate time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 257681 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T10:30:39.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:30:39.927Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4478
label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1128557
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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 more like this
hansard heading Telecoms Supply Chain Review 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 his timescale is for publication of the telecoms supply chain review. more like this
tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
Norman Lamb more like this
uin 257681 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answer text <p>A statement will be made to the House to communicate the decision at the appropriate time.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
grouped question UIN 257528 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-05T10:30:39.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T10:30:39.98Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1083569
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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 more like this
hansard heading Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Consultation 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, how many consultations by his Department (a) are open, (b) are closed awaiting a Government response and (c) have been initiated since 2016. more like this
tabling member constituency Bootle more like this
tabling member printed
Peter Dowd more like this
uin 229740 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
answer text <p>A total of 73 consultations have been initiated since 2016. These consultations have collected responses from stakeholders and the public. Of these 73 consultations, 4 are currently open to stakeholders and the public and 13 have closed and now await a government response .</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-15T16:07:28.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T16:07:28.343Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4397
label Biography information for Peter Dowd more like this
1024780
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
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 more like this
hansard heading Broadband: West Midlands 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 he has made of the level of access to superfast fibre broadband in (a) Birmingham Northfield, (b) Birmingham and (c) the West Midlands; and what steps he is taking to improve such access. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
tabling member printed
Richard Burden more like this
uin 202035 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
answer text <p>According to Thinkbroadband (http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/england), 96.8% of premises in Birmingham Northfield constituency currently have access to Superfast Broadband. Similarly, 96.8% of premises in the city of Birmingham has access to Superfast broadband.</p><p> </p><p>The West Midlands area is slightly higher with 97% of premises having this access. This is up from 60% in 2010. All three areas currently sit above the UK average.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-12-20T13:26:57.597Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T13:26:57.597Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
301
label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
1087055
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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 more like this
hansard heading Broadband: Bristol West 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 he has made of the trends in the level of access to superfast fibre broadband in Bristol West constituency; and what steps he is taking to improve access to that service in the constituency. more like this
tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
tabling member printed
Thangam Debbonaire more like this
uin 231517 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
answer text <p>According to Thinkbroadband, 96.4% of premises in Bristol West constituency have access to superfast broadband. This is up from 93.1% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) have rolled out several schemes to help improve access to broadband services across the UK. Two voucher schemes, the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/) and the Better Broadband Scheme (https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/) are accessible to residents in Bristol West Constituency. In fact the Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme was rolled out nationally following a successful trial in four areas of the UK, including Bristol.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-03-20T14:44:03.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T14:44:03.54Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4433
label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1122460
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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 more like this
hansard heading Broadband: North West 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 he has made of the adequacy of level of access to superfast fibre broadband in (a) Liverpool West Derby constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) North West England; and what steps he is taking to increase access to that service in those areas. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Twigg more like this
uin 246435 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
answer text <p>According to Thinkbroadband; 99.7% of premises in Liverpool West constituency currently have access to Superfast broadband. 96.8% of premises in the North West, have access to Superfast broadband. Thinkbroadband does not hold specific information for Merseyside.</p><p> </p><p>Despite high levels of access to superfast speeds in these areas, many premises are choosing not to take it up. Current take up rates for broadband stands at 46.6% of premises in the Merseyside area, and 45.2% in the North West.</p><p> </p><p>DCMS run several voucher schemes which are available to the public to help increase broadband services across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme is available to those who are unable to obtain a connection speed above 2Mbps. The Scheme can support access to satellite broadband, or fixed 4G or wireless connections in some locations. The Better Broadband Voucher Scheme will be open for applications until 31st December 2019, ensuring that an affordable basic broadband installation remains available to eligible applicants. Further information is available at:https://basicbroadband.culture.gov.uk/.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2018 the Local Full Fibre Networks programme launched its £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. Small to medium sized businesses can claim a voucher worth up to £2,500, and residents can claim a voucher worth up to £500 as part of a group project. Businesses and local community groups interested in requesting a voucher can find details of suppliers in their local area on our website at: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-07T15:47:58.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:47:58.323Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
167
label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1003593
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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 more like this
hansard heading Cybercrime 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 his Department has any plans to extend the availability of the National Cyber Security Centre's Mail check tool to those with private sector email addresses. more like this
tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Platt more like this
uin 189794 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Active Cyber Defence is a world-leading initiative implemented by the NCSC to protect against the vast majority of high volume but low sophistication cyber-attacks. The NCSC have made the MailCheck implementation available for free on the open source hosting site GitHub, so anyone who is minded can implement it themselves. We continue to work with others to expand services to those sectors that need them.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-14T17:52:28.5Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:52:28.5Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4673
label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this