Amendments 13A to 13C

Online Safety Bill - Committee (3rd Day) – in the House of Lords at 12:30 pm on 27 April 2023.

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Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay:

Moved by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay

13A: Clause 6, page 5, line 35, after “service” insert “is not a Category 2A service and”Member’s explanatory statementThis technical amendment ensures that the duties imposed on providers of combined services in relation to the search engine are correct following the changes to clause 20 arising from the new duties in clauses 23, 25 and 29 which are imposed on providers of Category 2A services only.

13B: Clause 6, page 5, line 37, after “service” insert “is not a Category 2A service and”Member’s explanatory statementThis technical amendment ensures that the duties imposed on providers of combined services in relation to the search engine are correct following the changes to clause 20 arising from the new duties in clauses 23, 25 and 29 which are imposed on providers of Category 2A services only.

13C: Clause 6, page 5, line 38, at end insert—“(c) if the service is a Category 2A service not likely to be accessed by children, the duties set out in Chapter 3 referred to in section 20(2) and (3A);(d) if the service is a Category 2A service likely to be accessed by children, the duties set out in Chapter 3 referred to in section 20(2), (3) and (3A).”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that the new duties set out in the amendments in the Minister’s name to clauses 23, 25 and 29 below (duties to summarise risk assessments in a publicly available statement and to supply records of risk assessments to OFCOM) are imposed on providers of combined services that are Category 2A services in relation to the search engine.

Amendments 13A to 13C agreed.