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Digital Economy Act 2017

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2016-17

Last updated: 11 May 2017 at 12:02

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Long title

A Bill To make provision about electronic communications infrastructure and services; to provide for restricting access to online pornography; to make provision about protection of intellectual property in connection with electronic communications; to make provision about data-sharing; to make provision about functions of OFCOM in relation to the BBC; to provide for determination by the BBC of age-related TV licence fee concessions; to make provision about the regulation of direct marketing; to make other provision about OFCOM and its functions; and for connected purposes.


Lord Ashton of Hyde
Excepted Hereditary

Sponsoring department

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Karen Bradley
Conservative, Staffordshire Moorlands

Current version of the Bill

Digital Economy Act 2017 c.30
27 April 2017

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
In progress
Not applicable
Not yet reached