Amendments 127B and 127C

Online Safety Bill - Committee (9th Day) – in the House of Lords at 1:30 pm on 25 May 2023.

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Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay:

Moved by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay

127B: Clause 52, page 50, line 23, after second “the” insert “voluntary”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment and the next amendment in the Minister’s name ensure that restrictions on a user’s access to content resulting from the user voluntarily activating any feature of a service do not count as restrictions on users’ access for the purposes of Part 3 of the Bill.

127C: Clause 52, page 50, line 25, leave out from “service” to “, or” in line 26 and insert “(for example, features, functionalities or settings included in compliance with the duty set out in section 12(2) or (6) (user empowerment))”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment and the previous amendment in the Minister’s name ensure that restrictions on a user’s access to content resulting from the user voluntarily activating any feature of a service do not count as restrictions on users’ access for the purposes of Part 3 of the Bill.

Amendments 127B and 127C agreed.

Clause 52, as amended, agreed.

Clause 53: “Illegal content” etc

Amendments 128 to 130 not moved.

Clause 53 agreed.

Schedule 5 agreed.

Schedule 6: Child sexual exploitation and abuse offences

Amendments 131 to 133 not moved.

Schedule 6 agreed.

House resumed. Committee to begin again not before 2.19 pm.