Amendment 186C

Online Safety Bill - Committee (9th Day) (Continued) – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 25 May 2023.

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Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay:

Moved by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay

186C: Schedule 10, page 212, line 37, leave out from “before” to end of line 39 and insert “the first day of the initial charging year on—(a) preparations for the exercise of their online safety functions, or(b) the exercise of their online safety functions;”Member’s explanatory statementSchedule 10 enables OFCOM to charge additional fees to recover certain online safety costs which are met by the retention of receipts under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006. This amendment extends the Schedule 10 regime to cover all costs incurred before the main fees regime under Part 6 of the Bill is in operation (as opposed to only covering preparatory costs incurred before the commencement of clause 79).

Amendment 186C agreed.

Schedule 10, as amended, agreed.

Clause 81 agreed.

Clause 82: General duties of OFCOM under section 3 of the Communications Act

Amendment 187 not moved.

Clause 82 agreed.

Amendment 188 not moved.

Clauses 83 and 84 agreed.

Amendments 189 to 191 not moved.

Clause 85 agreed.

Schedule 11: Categories of regulated user-to-user services and regulated search services: regulations