Clause 182 - Parliamentary procedure for regulations

Online Safety Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 12th July 2022.

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Amendment made: 185, page 147, line 3, after “(6)” insert “, (7A)”.—(Damian Collins.)

This amendment ensures that regulations under clause 177(7A) (inserted by Amendment 183) are subject to the affirmative procedure.

Amendment proposed: 31, page 147, line 16, leave out from “unless” to end of line 17 and insert—

“(a) a draft of the instrument has been laid before each House of Parliament,

“(b) the Secretary of State has made a motion in the House of Commons in relation to the draft instrument, and

(c) the draft instrument has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.”—(Barbara Keeley.)

This amendment would require a draft of a statutory instrument containing regulations under sections 53 or 54 to be debated on the floor of the House of Commons, rather than in a delegated legislation committee (as part of the affirmative procedure).

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 39 Online Safety Bill — Clause 182 - Parliamentary procedure for regulations

Aye: 186 MPs

No: 279 MPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

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The House divided: Ayes 188, Noes 283.

Question accordingly negatived.