Broadband and Digital Communication APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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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. Hampshire Rural Forum - written evidence
26/06/2019 - Inquiry: Rural broadband and digital only services - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: perception amongst respondents, that mobile and digital providers consider rural areas of no commercial

2. Communication and Media Research Institute - written evidence
26/06/2019 - Inquiry: Rural broadband and digital only services - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Communication and Media Research Institute              Written evidence submitted

3. call specification
01/10/2019 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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Found: Investment Priorities: 2a Extending broadband deployment and the roll - out of high - speed

4. Superfast Broadband Programme evaluation: key findings
29/10/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: of the Superfast Broadband Programme | May 2021 | Version 1 | Department for Digital, Culture, Media an

5. Rule changes to speed up rollout of mobile and fast broadband in rural areas
28/12/2017 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: changes to speed up rollout of mobile and fast broadband in rural areas - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Broadband and Digital Communication

1. Ultrafast Broadband: Devon and Somerset
11/01/2022 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the roll-out of ultrafast broadband in Devon and Somerset.It is a privilege to serve - Speech Link
2: has recruited a community broadband officer, who is now recruiting broadband champions throughout the - Speech Link
3: constituencies.The target of 85% gigabit-capable broadband coverage by 2025 leaves me fearful that Devon - Speech Link

2. Tackling the Digital Divide
04/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: House has considered the matter of tackling the digital divide.I am delighted to be serving under your - Speech Link

3. Draft Electronic Communications and Wireless Telegraphy (Amendment) (European Electronic Communications Code and Eu Exit) Regulations 2020
10/11/2020 - General Committees

1: crucial milestone towards the delivery of our digital ambitions and will play a significant role in aiding - Speech Link
2: as I worked on competition and investment in broadband networks. I could spend a lot of time discussing - Speech Link
3: universal service, which ensures the availability of broadband and voice communications, and ensure that all - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
20/05/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Sports Minister—the Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, my hon. Friend the Member - Speech Link
2: our ambition to deliver gigabit broadband across the whole country. Only last week, Openreach increased - Speech Link
3: been recategorised as urban for the purpose of broadband community vouchers. While the majority of premises - Speech Link

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

1: of broadband in Devon and Somerset.I want to start by speaking about the importance of broadband. Covid-19 - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Broadband and Digital Communication
1. Broadband and Digital Technology
asked by: Diana Johnson
02/02/2021
... (b) digital devices and (c) digital skills training.

2. Coronavirus: Communication
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
02/03/2021
... what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Government’s accessible communication during the covid-19 outbreak.

3. Prisoners: Communication
asked by: Lyn Brown
14/07/2020
... (b) adult female and (c) youth custodial facilities in England and Wales in 2019.

4. Prisoners: Communication
asked by: Lyn Brown
14/07/2020
... and (c) youth custodial populations had a default 5 per cent communications monitoring requirement in 2019.

5. Kashmir: Communication
asked by: Afzal Khan
27/04/2020
... what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on communications in Kashmir.

Latest Questions
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15 Current APPG Officers
Alun Cairns Portrait
Alun Cairns
Officer
Conservative - Vale of Glamorgan
Joined: 24th February 2020
Andrew Griffith Portrait
Andrew Griffith
Officer
Conservative - Arundel and South Downs
Joined: 24th February 2020
Cherilyn Mackrory Portrait
Cherilyn Mackrory
Officer
Conservative - Truro and Falmouth
Joined: 24th February 2020
Ian Liddell-Grainger Portrait
Ian Liddell-Grainger
Officer
Conservative - Bridgwater and West Somerset
Joined: 29th September 2015
Darren Henry Portrait
Darren Henry
Officer
Conservative - Broxtowe
Joined: 2nd June 2021
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
White Ribbon UK
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
Scott Mann Portrait
Scott Mann
Vice-Chair
Conservative - North Cornwall
Joined: 2nd January 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
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
No other APPG Memberships
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
1 APPG Membership
Armed Forces Covenant
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