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These initiatives were driven by Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall has not introduced any legislation before Parliament
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
The Government recognises the importance of public telephone boxes to people across the UK. The telephony Universal Service Order requires that certain providers maintain telephony services across the UK, including access to public telephone boxes.
It is for Ofcom to designate the providers subject to this Order and set rules for public telephone boxes, including the rules regarding their removal. Ofcom estimates that there are 1500 public telephone boxes in areas with poor mobile coverage, many of which will be rural.
Ofcom has recently announced a consultation designed to strengthen these rules. Ofcom’s proposals include a criterion that protects public telephone boxes where they do not have coverage from all four mobile network providers.
The Government keeps all tax reliefs under review, and regularly receives proposals for changes to tax reliefs. When considering proposed changes, HM Treasury must ensure they provide support to businesses across the economy in a fair way and represent good value for money for the taxpayer.
In 2019-20, the Government provided £18 million of support to 565 productions through the Orchestra Tax Relief.