Session 2016-17
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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 3 November 2016

 

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Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Digital Economy Bill, As Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

New Clause

 

Claire Perry

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Derek Thomas

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Caroline Ansell

Heidi Allen

Andrew Selous

Mr Iain Duncan Smith

Mrs Maria Miller

Fiona Mactaggart

Thangam Debbonaire

Mark Durkan

Sir Jeffrey M. Donaldson

Calum Kerr

Sammy Wilson

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 November 2016                  

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Digital Economy Bill, continued

 
 

         

“Power to require the blocking of access to pornographic material by internet

 

service providers

 

(1)    

Where the age-verification regulator determines that a person has made

 

pornographic material available on a commercial basis on the internet to persons

 

in the United Kingdom—

 

(a)    

in contravention of section 15(1), and

 

(b)    

the person has been the subject of a financial penalty or enforcement

 

notice under section 20 and the contravention has not ceased,

 

    

the age-verification regulator may issue a notice to internet service providers

 

requiring them to prevent access to the pornographic material that is provided by

 

the non-complying person.

 

(2)    

A notice under subsection (1) must—

 

(a)    

identify the non-complying person in such manner as the age verification

 

regulator considers appropriate;

 

(b)    

provide such further particulars as the age-verification regulator

 

considers appropriate.

 

(3)    

When the age-verification regulator gives notice under this section, it must

 

inform the non-complying person, by notice, that it has done so.

 

(4)    

An internet service provider who fails to comply with a requirement imposed by

 

subsection (1) commits an offence, subject to subsection (5).

 

(5)    

No offence is committed under subsection (4) if the internet service provider took

 

all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to ensure that the requirement

 

would be complied with.

 

(6)    

An internet service provider guilty of an offence under subsection (4) is liable, on

 

summary conviction, to a fine.

 

(7)    

In this section “internet service provider” has the same meaning as in section

 

124N of the Communications Act 2003 (interpretation).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause gives a power to the age-verification regulator to require internet service

 

providers to block pornography websites that do not offer age-verification.

 

 


 

Kit Malthouse

 

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Clause  20,  page  22,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(13)    

Where a person is—

 

(a)    

based in a country outside the United Kingdom, and

 

(b)    

refusing to comply with the requirements of the age-verification

 

regulator, the age-verification regulator shall notify Ofcom that the

 

relevant person is refusing to comply with its requirements.

 

(14)    

Following a notification made under subsection (13), Ofcom shall direct internet

 

service providers in the United Kingdom to block public access to the material

 

made available by the person on the internet.

 

(15)    

An internet service provider that fails to comply with subsection (14) within a

 

reasonable period would be subject to financial penalties imposed by the age-

 

verification regulator under section 21.”

 


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 3 November 2016                  

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Digital Economy Bill, continued

 
 

Order of the House [13 September 2016, as amended on 18 October

 

2016]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Digital Economy Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 1 November 2016.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 03 November 2016