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Online Safety Bill [HL] 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Baroness Howe of Idilcote

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 27 (as introduced) | PDF version, 94KB 06.06.2016

Latest news on the Online Safety Bill [HL] 2016-17

First reading took place on 6 June. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.
Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

The 2016-2017 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress.

Summary of the Online Safety Bill [HL] 2016-17

A bill to make provision about the promotion of online safety; to require internet service providers and mobile phone operators to provide an internet service that excludes adult-only content; to require information to be provided about online safety by internet service providers and mobile phone operators; to make provision for parents to be educated about online safety; to make provision for the regulation of harmful material through on-demand programme services; to introduce licensing of pornographic services; and for connected purposes.

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