David Nuttall MP

David Nuttall, Conservative MP for Bury North, Member of House of Commons Procedure Committee (2010-)


Office: 15 St Mary's Place, Bury, BL9 0DZ Tel: 0161-797 5007 Email: david.nuttall.mp@parliament.uk


David Nuttall is educated at Aston Comprehensive School in Rotherham. He obtained a law degree by correspondence as an external student at London University and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.


David Nuttall stayed with the same firm he had joined after leaving school becoming Senior partner until he sold the firm in 2006. He was also admitted as a Notary Public in 1998. He has contested many local government elections and was a Rotherham Borough Councillor for six years. He contested Sheffield Hillsborough in the 1997 General Election, the 1999 European Elections in Yorkshire and The Humber, Morecambe and Lunesdale in 2001 and Bury North in 2005 before being elected as the Member of Parliament for Bury North at the 2010 General Election.


High-speed Broadband

Rural Broadband and Mobile Coverage 19 May 2011

The Government’s commitment to providing everyone with broadband access at a speed of 2 megabits per second by the end of this Parliament is to be welcomed, but it is only a start and will not solve the problem. By 2015, the rest of the world will have moved on and the digital divide that exists between town and country will continue. The answer is not to solve today’s problem tomorrow with today’s solution, but to look to the future and ensure that when lines are upgraded they are fully future-proofed. Otherwise, I fear that by the time anything actually happens to help my constituents, it will be too late and they will continue to be stuck in the slow lane of broadband internet access.

Website blocking

Touched on the issues surrounding website blocking in a speech on the Offshore Gambling Bill in January 2013:

Another unwelcome side effect was that, as a result of over-zealous compliance by operators, legitimate payments could sometimes be blocked. Website blocking has been tried in Italy and has proved to be just as easily circumvented by the use of technology by end-users or service providers. Consumers can easily get around website blocking by using the internet protocol address of a website rather than the website’s domain name. Alternatively, a blacklisted provider can simply change the name of a blocked site in order to evade a blacklist. A common feature of many markets is the imposition of advertising restrictions. Whatever method of enforcement is used, the mere existence of such a method sends out a signal to customers that there is something out there to which they are being denied access. Human nature being what it is, there will be a natural desire to find out what they are missing out on. Consequently, it is clear that no single measure has been proven to be 100% effective. We have heard much debate this morning, but I have not heard anything about how the Bill will be enforced. What magic bullet do we have in this country that other European countries have been unable to find?

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