Broadband and Digital Communication APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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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. 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

4. Countryside Alliance - written evidence
03/07/2019 - Inquiry: Rural broadband and digital only services - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Countryside Alliance believes that high speed broadband and mobile connectivity is an essential service

5. University of Aberdeen - written evidence
03/07/2019 - Inquiry: Rural broadband and digital only services - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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Found: Wallace and Dr. Philip have expertise in conducting digital social research with rural areas in Scotland and

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. 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

5. 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

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

Latest Questions
14 Current APPG Officers
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
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
2 APPG Memberships
Armed Forces Covenant , 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