Amendment 151A

Health and Care Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued) – in the House of Lords at 10:30 pm on 7 March 2022.

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Lord Black of Brentwood:

Moved by Lord Black of Brentwood

151A: Schedule 18, page 256, line 23, after “for” insert “, market, sell or arrange for”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment and other amendments to Schedule 18 hold both advertisers and online platforms responsible under statute for compliance with the online HFSS advertising restrictions in the Bill, enforced by a statutory regulator with meaningful sanctions for non-compliance. The concept of “market, sell or arrange” is one already adopted by Ofcom for its statutory regulation of online advertising on some Video Sharing Platforms (VSPs), so it is already well established.

Photo of Lord Black of Brentwood Lord Black of Brentwood Conservative

My Lords, I am very grateful to my noble friend the Minister for the comments she made, but I am afraid I am wholly unconvinced by them. I do not think she has understood the point made by so many in passionate speeches that action is needed this day, not at some future point. The regulation of the platforms is an issue of principle on which this House should be proud to take a decisive stand. I would therefore like to move the amendment and test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 59, Noes 99.

Division number 6 Health and Care Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued) — Amendment 151A

Aye: 59 Members of the House of Lords

No: 99 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Amendment 151A disagreed.

Amendments 152 to 153ZD not moved.

Schedule 18 agreed.