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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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 Digital Broadcasting: Radio 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, if he make an assessment of the importance of the transition to digital radio to the financial stability of small commercial stations. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 191387 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
answer text <p>Take up of digital radio by listeners continues to make good progress and has exceeded 50% share of all radio listening. We are considering the next steps for supporting the future development of digital radio and will take account of the needs of small commercial stations in developing these plans.</p><p> </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 2018-11-28T09:27:53.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T09:27:53.477Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1052295
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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 Internet: Disability 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 his Department has made of trends in the level of reported online abuse towards people with disabilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 215165 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answer text <p>In October 2018 the Government published data on online hate crime, which shows an increase in online disability hate crime recorded by the police between 2016/17 and 2017/18 (from 140 to 225). It is likely that the figures under represent levels of online hate crime towards people with disabilities and do not cover online abuse that does not meet the criminal threshold.</p><p> </p><p>The forthcoming Online Harms White Paper will set out legislative measures to tackle the full range of online harms, including online abuse. We will continue to engage with the disabled community and other stakeholders as we develop our proposals.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-08T14:37:06.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:37:06.82Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1052297
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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 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 progress his Department has made on establishing a nationwide, full-fibre broadband network. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 215166 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answer text <p>In July 2018, the government published the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), setting out a commitment to deliver nationwide full fibre coverage by 2033. This would be achieved through encouraging market competition and commercial investment, whilst intervening in uncommercial areas through an Outside-In approach.</p><p> </p><p>Over £1.7bn of public money has been invested in the BDUK superfast programme, which met our target to extend superfast coverage to 95% of UK premises by December 2017. Further investment through BDUK to reach 97% superfast coverage will be solely through full fibre deployment</p><p> </p><p>Starting in April 2019, the £200m Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme announced in the 2018 budget will also deliver full fibre connections to local hubs in rural areas, starting with primary schools, alongside vouchers for connectivity to nearby premises.</p><p> </p><p>Government is also supporting competitive commercial investment through the £400m Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, which is expected to unlock over £1bn investment in full fibre. Since Summer 2017, the £294m Local Full Fibre Networks programme is also stimulating commercial investment in full fibre networks. This includes our £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, available to homes and businesses across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government is continuing to address barriers to deployment. We published two consultations on policy options to reform existing access arrangements to provide a right of entry for communication providers in cases of absentee landlords, and to ensure full fibre connections to new build developments. These consultations are now closed and the Government will publish responses shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Industry have continued to respond with commitments to full fibre rollout. CityFibre recently announced a £2.5bn investment plan to expand its full fibre network to 5 million homes in partnership with Vodafone, and Hyperoptic have secured funding to target up to 5 million homes by 2024, whilst Openreach have expanded the reach of its Fibre First rollout to 25 towns, cities or boroughs. According to Ofcom’s Connected Nations report 2018, commercial and public rollout has delivered upwards of a million full fibre connections over the last 12 months.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-08T14:39:58.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:39:58.687Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1052299
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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 Data Protection 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 discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on cross-border data handling when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 215167 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with his Cabinet colleagues on a wide range of issues, including cross-border data handling when the UK leaves the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has published information and guidance on handling cross-border data flows when the UK leaves the European Union.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-08T14:38:25.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T14:38:25.397Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1056795
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
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 Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges 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 his Department has had with representatives of the telecommunications industry on the introduction of roaming charges after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 218292 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>Ministers and officials have carried out extensive engagement on EU exit with representatives of the telecommunications industry, trade bodies, consumer bodies and the regulator Ofcom. In the event of no deal, the government has published a technical notice on mobile roaming. This is available here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/mobile-roaming-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/mobile-roaming-if-theres-no-brexit-deal. Some mobile operators (3, EE, O2 and Vodafone - which cover over 85% of mobile subscribers) have already said they have no current plans to change their approach to mobile roaming after the UK leaves the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T14:33:34.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T14:33:34.397Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1111199
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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: Disclosure of Information 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 non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with Departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 243412 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
answer text <p>The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is not able to provide a response to cover the last five years as this information is generally not held centrally. In 2017, there were six non-disclosure agreements, all relating to recruitment of temporary staff.</p><p> </p><p>Non-disclosure agreements are put in place in exceptional circumstances. Non-disclosure agreements in DCMS are only used for temporary staff who will work on sensitive information, where commercially or politically sensitive. <strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-29T15:05:50.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T15:05:50.243Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1122000
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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 Digital Technology 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 priorities are for the digital economy in the next five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 245760 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
answer text <p>We have a number of priorities for the digital economy in the next five years, in line with both our Digital Strategy and Industrial Strategy. Firstly, we will ensure that the UK remains the best place to start and grow a digital business. We will do this by fostering a supportive business environment, encouraging support to scale-ups, and by means of access to talent. Secondly, we want to ensure that the UK is well positioned to develop and adopt emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive productivity. This will be achieved by means of the AI sector deal, funding for research posts, and by meeting our target of public and private sector investment in R&amp;D to reach 2.4% of GDP by 2027. Thirdly, we will ensure that the benefits and opportunities of technology, including digital connectivity, are felt by all and are spread across the UK. A key priority is to achieve Government plans to have 15 million premises connected to full fibre (so-called 'outside-in') by 2025, and nationwide coverage by 2033. We will continue to deliver the Digital Skills Partnership to improve digital capability across the whole skills spectrum. Importantly, we will continue to emphasise the importance of diversity within the tech sector, as this is an area I feel strongly about.</p><p> </p><p>The Online Harms White Paper sets out the Government’s plans for world leading laws to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online. These will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups. A new statutory duty of care is being introduced, to make companies take responsibility for the safety of their users and to tackle harm caused by content or activity on their services. Compliance with this duty of care will be overseen and enforced by an independent regulator. The establishment of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), to investigate and advise on how we maximise the benefits of data-enabled technologies, including AI, is also an important step forward.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-30T17:39:51.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T17:39:51.197Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1125158
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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: Bullying 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 estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
uin 251309 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
answer text <p>The department does not hold a record centrally of employees who have had bullying or harassment claims raised against them, and therefore we are unable to determine how many cases of bullying/harassment have been raised specifically against managers.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of formal bullying and harassment complaints made over the past 5 years is listed in the table below. For the reasons stated above, we are unable to isolate complaints made against managers from these totals.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of cases</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019 (to date)</p></td><td><p>less than 5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The department has an ongoing commitment to ensure that staff are treated with dignity and respect and that any concerns raised by staff are listened to and dealt with appropriately. Individuals who feel that they are being harassed or bullied can contact HR for support, or seek informal advice from representatives of the department’s Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Advisers Group which was launched at the end of last year.</p>
answering member constituency Stourbridge remove filter
answering member printed Margot James more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-15T14:17:14.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:17:14.86Z
answering member
4115
label Biography information for Margot James more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this