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Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 @ 4:12PM

All Party Intellectual Property Group discusses Digital Single Single Market

Along with Chairman Pete Wishart MP and Treasurer Jim Daly MP, Eddy Leviten of the Alliance for Intellectual Property and others from the industry and Parliament, I recently visited Brussels to discuss Commission proposals for the Digital Single Market which could have implications for copyright and the ability of the…

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Monday, December 29th, 2014 @ 3:41PM

Lord C-J urges better filtering for minors by Public Wifi providers

Recently I asked a couple of  questions in the Lords about why standards of filtering for Public Wfi are worse than those adopted by the mobile operators. Mobile network operators have acted  to ensure that content which would be age rated 18 or R18 by the British Board of Film…

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 @ 5:05PM

I'm supporting the We love Vauxhall Bus Station Campaign!

See the Facebook Group here https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-love-Vauxhall-Bus-Station/207071692827334?ref=stream And the Petition site: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/kate-hoey-mp-boris-johnson-mayor-of-london-lib-peck-lambeth-council-leader-save-vauxhall-bus-station As the campaigners say: “Vauxhall Bus Station, London’s second busiest bus station, is a vital resource, an amenity allowing people from all over London to interchange with bus/train and Tube quickly, safely, under cover and with minimum exposure to…

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014 @ 8:54AM

Barts Great Hall Under Threat

                    Without improvements to the disabled access, fire escapes, catering and toilets the superb 18th century Gibbs Barts Great Hall is at risk of decline, deterioration and decay. It will be unable to meet statutory requirements necessary for it to become…

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 @ 2:22PM

Government Rides to Rescue of Levy

With excellent timing in the Year of the Horse and just before the opening of the Cheltenham Festival, following pressure mainly from Coalition parties (Viscount Astor, Lord Mancroft, myself and others)  and the Crossbenches (Viscount Falkland) the Government announced on Report Stage in the House of Lords that they would…

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Monday, December 15th, 2014 @ 4:47PM

Launch of China Cultural and Creative Industries Reports 2013

Last week I helped to launch a fascinating set of reports on China’s creative industries edited by Professor Trish Walker and Professor Hardy Yong Xiang. See the weblink here: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-642-38157-7 I’ve done a foreword in which I discuss the opportunities for creative partnership between Britain and China. This publication will help…

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