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Online Safety Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2021-22, 2022-23

Bill (6)

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

Bill 121 2022-23 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
28 June 2022
Commons
Bill 121 2022-23 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - large print
28 June 2022
Commons
Bill 004 2022-23 (as introduced)
11 May 2022
Commons
Bill 004 2022-23 (as introduced) - large print
11 May 2022
Commons
Bill 285 2021-22 (as introduced)
17 March 2022
Commons
Bill 285 2021-22 (as introduced) - large print
17 March 2022
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 004 EN 2022-23
11 May 2022
Commons
Bill 004 EN 2022-23 - large print
11 May 2022
Commons
Bill 285 EN 2021-22
17 March 2022
Commons
Bill 285 EN 2021-22 - large print
17 March 2022
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Memorandum from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office
17 March 2022
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Notices of Amendments as at 7 September 2022
7 September 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 July 2022
15 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 14 July 2022
14 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 July 2022
13 July 2022
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 12 July 2022
12 July 2022
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 12 July 2022 - large print
12 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 11 July 2022
11 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 July 2022
8 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 7 July 2022
7 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 July 2022
6 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 5 July 2022
5 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 4 July 2022
4 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 July 2022
1 July 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 June 2022
30 June 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 June 2022
28 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 June 2022
24 June 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 June 2022
23 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 June 2022
22 June 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 June 2022
21 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 June 2022
17 June 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 June 2022
16 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 June 2022
15 June 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 June 2022
14 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 13 June 2022
13 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 June 2022
10 June 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 June 2022
9 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 June 2022
8 June 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 June 2022
7 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 June 2022
6 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 June 2022
1 June 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 May 2022
27 May 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 May 2022
26 May 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 May 2022
25 May 2022
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 May 2022
24 May 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 May 2022
23 May 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 May 2022
20 May 2022
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 May 2022
18 May 2022
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Speaker's provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 12 July 2022
12 July 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 28 June 2022
27 June 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 23 June 2022
23 June 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 21 June 2022
20 June 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 16 June 2022
16 June 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 14 June 2022
13 June 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 9 June 2022
9 June 2022
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 7 June 2022
7 June 2022
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

All proceedings up to 12 July 2022 at Report Stage
12 July 2022
Commons
All proceedings up to 28 June 2022 at Public Bill Committee Stage
28 June 2022
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Online Safety Bill: Commons Stages
1 July 2022
Commons
Briefing Paper on the Bill
8 April 2022
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Online Safety Bill
20 April 2022
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Written evidence submitted by the Mental Health Foundation (OSB89)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by CEASE UK (OSB90)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Amazon UK (OSB91)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Demos (supplementary submission) (OSB92)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Dave 'Yardfish' (OSB93)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Sam Guinness (OSB94)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by M. Jenny Edwards, Criminologist and international subject matter expert (SME), Chandler Edwards (OSB95)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Domestic Abuse Commissioner (OSB96)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The football authorities (Kick It Out, The FA, The Premier League, EFL, Women's Super League, Women's Championship, National League, Isthmian League, Southern League, Northern Premier League, Professional Footballers Association, League Managers' Association, Professional Game Match Officials, and Women in Football) (joint submission) (OSB97)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust (OSB98)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Liberty (OSB99)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Ibrahim Chaudry (OSB100)
29 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Glassdoor, Inc (OSB87)
24 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Open Rights Group (OSB88)
24 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by James Wilson (OSB78)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Meta (supplementary submission) (OSB79)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Aviva (OSB80)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Church of Scotland (OSB81)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by WebGroup Czech Republic, a.s. and NKL Associates s.r.o. (OSB82)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Professor Uta Kohl, Professor of Law at Southampton Law School, and Dr Napoleon Xanthoulis, Lecturer in Law at Southampton Law School (OSB83)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Barnardo's (OSB84)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Children's Society (OSB85)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Professor Clare McGlynn, Durham Law School, Durham University, and Professor Lorna Woods OBE, School of Law, University of Essex (OSB86)
22 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Twitter (OSB77)
17 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Full Fact (supplementary submission) (OSB69)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Care Quality Commission (CQC) (OSB70)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Oxford University's Child-Centred AI initiative, Department of Computer Science (OSB71)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) (OSB72)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Claudine Tinsman, doctoral candidate in Cyber Security at the University of Oxford (OSB73)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) (OSB74)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Advertising Standards Authority (OSB75)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by YoungMinds (OSB76)
15 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Badger Trust (OSB61)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the LEGO Group (OSB62)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) (OSB63)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Hacked Off Campaign (further submission) (re: clause 50) (OSB64)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Office of the City Remembrancer, on behalf of the City of London Corporation and City of London Police (OSB65)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Juul Labs (OSB66)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Big Brother Watch, ARTICLE 19, Open Rights Group, Index on Censorship, and Global Partners Digital (OSB67)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by News Media Association (supplementary submission) (OSB68)
10 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by LV= General Insurance (OSB39)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Epilepsy Society (OSB40)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Free Speech Union (OSB41)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Graham Smith (OSB42)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Center for Data Innovation (OSB43)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Samaritans (OSB44)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by End Violence Against Women coalition, Glitch, Refuge, Carnegie UK, 5Rights, NSPCC and Professors Lorna Woods and Clare McGlynn (joint submission) (OSB45)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Sky (OSB46)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Peter Wright, Editor Emeritus, DMG Media (OSB47)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Graham Smith (further submission) (OSB48)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) (OSB49)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Age Verification Providers Association (supplementary submission) (OSB50)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Legal Advice Centre at Queen Mary, University of London, and Mishcon de Reya LLP (joint submission) (OSB51)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Google UK (supplementary submission) (OSB52)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Refuge (supplementary submission) (OSB53)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Reset (supplementary submission) (OSB54)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Public Service Broadcasters (BBC, Channel 4, and Channel 5) (OSB55)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Which? (OSB56)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Professor Corinne Fowler, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (OSB57)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Independent Media Association (OSB58)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Hacked Off Campaign (OSB59)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (OSB60)
8 June 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Investment Association (OSB24)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Jeremy Peckham (OSB25)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Mid-Sized Platform Group (OSB26)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Carnegie UK (OSB27)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Full Fact (OSB28)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Together Association (OSB29)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Christian Institute (OSB30)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Clean Up the Internet (OSB31)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by 5Rights Foundation, NSPCC and Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) (and others) (joint submission on Children's Amendments on the Bill) (OSB32)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK) (OSB33)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB UK) (Annex - IAB UK Digital advertising industry commitment to tackle scam advertising online) (OSB33A)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Victims' Commissioner (OSB34)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The British Psychological Society (OSB35)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Paul Wragg (OSB36)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Global Encryption Coalition signatories (joint submission) (OSB37)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Internet Matters (OSB38)
27 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) (OSB01)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Neil Kendall et al (OSB02)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Girlguiding (OSB03)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Alliance to Counter Crime Online and the World Parrot Trust (joint submission) (OSB04)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Which? (OSB05)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Index on Censorship (OSB06)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Alliance for Intellectual Property (OSB07)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) (OSB08)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the International Justice Mission (IJM UK) (OSB09)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Local Government Association (LGA) (OSB10)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Russ Elliott (OSB11)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by SWGfL - Safety & Security Online (OSB12)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Action for Primates and Lady Freethinker (OSB13)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Association of British Insurers (ABI) (OSB14)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Microsoft (OSB15)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Age Verification Providers Association (OSB16)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by techUK (OSB17)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), the trade association for the UK's video games industry (OSB18)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Centre for Media Monitoring (OSB19)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Save Online Speech Coalition (OSB20)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Bumble (OSB21)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Professor Clare McGlynn (OSB22)
25 May 2022
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Antisemitism Policy Trust (OSB23)
25 May 2022
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Home Office
17 March 2022

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Chris Philp MP to the Deposited Papers Clerk regarding 3 documents for deposit in the House libraries.
17 March 2022

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

Compilation PDF of Committee Debates so far
29 June 2022
Commons
28 June 2022
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28 June 2022
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23 June 2022
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21 June 2022
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21 June 2022
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16 June 2022
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16 June 2022
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14 June 2022
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14 June 2022
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9 June 2022
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9 June 2022
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7 June 2022
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7 June 2022
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26 May 2022
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26 May 2022
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24 May 2022
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24 May 2022
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Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading - Commons Hansard link
19 April 2022
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report stage (day 1) - Commons Hansard link
12 July 2022
Commons