Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

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It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the internet, to every business and household, in every region and for every community.

But the government lacks the drive and ambition to make sure that everyone can get access to the internet and everyone that knows how to use it.  And they have dragged their feet on protecting children from the dangers that are out there on the internet.

Today, I gave a keynote speech at the 9th Annual Parliament and Internet Conference.

This Government is complacent on connectivity:

•             On broadband rollout, where the Government schedule has slipped;

•             On mobile coverage where targets will not be met;

•             On digital inclusion where there is no effective plan; and

•             On consumer protection and child protection where actions are too little, slowly.

I announced a consumer-friendly package of measures for the telecoms market which Labour will support in Government.  These measures will help consumers benefit from competitive pricing and better services.  The package covers:

  • Action to make switching easier across the market by moving to the practice of the new provider running the process for products such as mobiles packages, pay TV and multiple-product communications packages where this is not currently the case, as they are incentivised to make it happen more efficiently;
  • Strengthening Ofcom by ensuring that legal challenges to its decisions are not frustrated by the length of legal process nor by disproportionate costs;
  • Action on nuisance calls by making it easier to serve penalties on companies making them and making caller listing mandatory in most cases; and
  • Acting on the costs of mobile calls, and encouraging investment in 4G roll-out through amendments to the Electronic Communications Code as recommended by the Law Commission.

A copy of my speech will be available soon.

Government actions “too little, too slowly” on telecommunications, 9th Annual Parliament and Internet Conference – 30/10/14

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the internet, to every business and household, in every region and for every community.

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Joining Londoners of Sierra Leonean origin who were out in force today supporting efforts to tackle Ebola. Thanks to Abdul Seisay for organising the march to Westminster.

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Supporting Efforts to Fight Ebola

Joining Londoners of Sierra Leonean origin who were out in force today supporting efforts to tackle Ebola. Thanks to Abdul Seisay for organising the march to Westminster.

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Dulwich books hosted an event with author Laura Bates this evening to discuss her new book Everday Sexism. I chaired the discussion in which over 40 women joined us in conversation. We talked about the experiences detailed in the book, talked about feminism today and shared our thoughts on how different social media outlets can contribute to the ongoing sexism debate.

 

Everyday

At the end of the session Laura and I opened up the discussion to the group who asked questions and shared their own personal experiences.

Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of over 10,000 women's daily experiences of gender inequality.

Everyday Sexism - In Conversation with Laura Bates

Dulwich books hosted an event with author Laura Bates this evening to discuss her new book Everday Sexism. I chaired the discussion in which over 40 women joined us in conversation....


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