Broadband and Digital Communication APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To further the rollout of broadband in rural and urban areas, and to look at digital communication across the UK.

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Recent Documents related to Broadband and Digital Communication

1. Report - Improving Broadband
16/10/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Comptroller and Auditor General Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Improving broadband HC

2. Lothian Broadband Networks Limited - written evidence
03/07/2019 - Inquiry: Rural broadband and digital only services - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: done to address the disparity in coverage and digital service provision between rural and urban areas

3. Superfast Broadband in the UK
13/11/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Delivery UK (BDUK), part of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Under the superfast

4. Summary - Improving Broadband
16/10/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Comptroller and Auditor General Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Improving broadband HC

5. Improving Broadband
16/10/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Infrastructure Department(s): Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport Share this page

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Broadband and Digital Communication

1. Digital Infrastructure, Connectivity and Accessibility
03/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: highlighted the urgency of achieving nationwide digital inclusion; notes that the Government’s decision - Speech Link

2. Broadband Rollout: Devon and Somerset
02/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the rollout of broadband in Devon and Somerset.I want to start by - Speech Link

3. Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill
22/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: tools they need to thrive. Already, our superfast broadband programme covers over 96% of the country and has - Speech Link
2: Labour Members recognise the importance of faster broadband. Indeed, I have worked with previous Ministers - Speech Link
3: at the pace of the slowest broadband in the class if they are using digital technology; we have to be - Speech Link
4: to have the tools to do it. The pencil is now digital, shall we say?On that point, the universal - Speech Link
5: of unnecessary delays in rolling out superfast broadband, which is what consumers want. He will know that - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
16/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: taking to roll out full-fibre and gigabit-capable broadband to every home and business throughout the UK by - Speech Link
2: Loughborough, who is now Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from the Lords. She is - Speech Link
3: businesses that are unable to access even superfast broadband, including in significant pockets of urban areas - Speech Link
4: the country, and the 2025 commitment to gigabit broadband remains. The crucial issue is the universal service - Speech Link
5: This is my first questions session shadowing the Digital Minister, who, as a former tech journalist, knows - Speech Link

5. Rural Communities in Scotland: Broadband
22/11/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the roll-out of broadband to rural communities in Scotland.It is - Speech Link

6. Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill
24/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: take this opportunity to pay tribute to the UK’s digital infrastructure providers, our internet service - Speech Link
2: real difference to the vital roll-out of better broadband to which the Government remain totally committed - Speech Link
3: pandemic has shown us how important good fast stable broadband is, with so many people currently depending on - Speech Link

7. Digital Economy Bill
31/01/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: “(2B) The universal service order shall say that broadband connections and services must be provided—(a) - Speech Link
2: Bill that makes a further step in developing our digital economy, the measures contained are sufficient - Speech Link

8. Electronic Communications (Universal Service) (Broadband) Order 2018
05/06/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: (Universal Service) (Broadband) Order 2018 proposes a universal service obligation for broadband with a download - Speech Link
2: Guardian in August 2017:“Britain is a broadband laggard with an average speed ranking it 31st - Speech Link

9. Broadband in Wales
06/07/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: to move,That this House has considered broadband in Wales.It is good to see the Minister - Speech Link

10. Digital Understanding
07/09/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: this House takes note of the case for improved digital understanding at all levels of United Kingdom society - Speech Link
2: great challenges we face. I am calling today for digital understanding to be improved everywhere because - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Broadband and Digital Communication
1. Broadband
asked by: Esther McVey
23/10/2020
... what progress his Department has made with Building Digital UK in rolling out full-fibre broadband throughout the UK.

2. Broadband
asked by: Damian Green
17/11/2020
... (b) publicly owned social housing and (c) unadopted roads.

3. Broadband
asked by: Jon Trickett
09/12/2020
... what the average broadband speed is in England.

4. Broadband
asked by: George Howarth
16/10/2018
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect of multiple providers investing in full-fibre networks in the same areas on digital services in (a) suburban areas and (b) towns.

5. Broadband
asked by: Chi Onwurah
11/02/2021
... what progress has been made in rolling out superfast broadband.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
Selaine Saxby Portrait
Selaine Saxby
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Devon
Joined: 24th February 2020
Alun Cairns Portrait
Alun Cairns
Officer
Conservative - Vale of Glamorgan
Joined: 24th February 2020
Jerome Mayhew Portrait
Jerome Mayhew
Officer
Conservative - Broadland
Joined: 24th February 2020
Cherilyn Mackrory Portrait
Cherilyn Mackrory
Officer
Conservative - Truro and Falmouth
Joined: 24th February 2020
Greg Smith Portrait
Greg Smith
Officer
Conservative - Buckingham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Selaine Saxby MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5952.

Email: selaine.saxby.mp@parliament.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
5 Nov 2015
Source
Political Intelligence
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/11/2015 To : 04/11/2016
Value
£4,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Broadband and Digital Communication APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Duguid Portrait
David Duguid
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Banff and Buchan
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 24th September 2020
1 APPG Membership
22q11 Syndrome
Kirstene Hair Portrait
Kirstene Hair
Acting Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Angus
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Gordon of Strathblane Portrait
Lord Gordon of Strathblane
Vice-Chair
Labour - Deceased - 1 April 2020
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Martin Whitfield Portrait
Martin Whitfield
Officer
Labour - Former Member for East Lothian
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Rebecca Pow Portrait
Rebecca Pow
Officer
Conservative - Taunton Deane
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Rowing
Simon Hoare Portrait
Simon Hoare
Officer
Conservative - North Dorset
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
John Lamont Portrait
John Lamont
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice-Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Victoria Atkins Portrait
Victoria Atkins
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Louth and Horncastle
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 31st January 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Matt Warman Portrait
Matt Warman
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Boston and Skegness
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Michael Tomlinson Portrait
Michael Tomlinson
Vice Chair
Conservative - Mid Dorset and North Poole
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
1 APPG Membership
Cricket
Antoinette Sandbach Portrait
Antoinette Sandbach
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eddisbury
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Chris Davies Portrait
Chris Davies
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Brecon and Radnorshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Anne-Marie Trevelyan Portrait
Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Berwick-upon-Tweed
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
2 APPG Memberships
Dark Skies , Microplastics
Calum Kerr Portrait
Calum Kerr
Officer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Officer
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Hywel Williams Portrait
Hywel Williams
Vice Chair
Plaid Cymru - Arfon
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Kevan Jones Portrait
Kevan Jones
Vice Chair
Labour - North Durham
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016