Legislative Consent: Online Safety Bill

The Online Safety Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 17 March 2022.

 

The long title to the Bill notes that it is a Bill to “make provision for and in connection with the regulation by OFCOM of certain internet services; for and in connection with communications offences; and for connected purposes.”

 

The Bill is subject to the legislative consent process under Standing Order 29. This is when the consent of the Welsh Parliament is sought by the UK Government to legislate on an issue which falls  within the competence of the Senedd.

 

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum – December 2022

 

On 21 December 2022, the Welsh Government laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 135KB).

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 38.9 KB) that the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Online Safety Bill will be considered and reported on, to the Senedd, by 2 March 2023.

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 162KB) on 27 January 2023.

 


Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum – November 2022

On 8 November 2022, the Welsh Government laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 136KB)

 

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 35.3 KB) that the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Online Safety Bill will be considered and reported on, to the Senedd, by 16 February 2023

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 162KB) on 27 January 2023.

 

Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum – September 2022

On 28 September 2022, the Welsh Government laid a Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum (PDF 123KB).

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 45.6 KB) that the Supplementary Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Online Safety Bill will be considered and reported on, to the Senedd, by 8 December 2022.

 

The Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee laid its report on 1 December 2022. The Welsh Government responded to the report on 15 December 2022.

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 130KB) on 19 December 2022.

 

Legislative Consent Memorandum – March 2022

The Welsh Government laid a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) (PDF 82KB) on the Bill before the Senedd on 30 March 2022.

 

The Business Committee agreed (PDF 38.1KB), in accordance with Standing Order 29.4(i), to invite the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee and the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee to consider and report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Online Safety Bill, to the Senedd, by 21 July 2022.

 

The Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee laid its report (PDF 152KB) on 24 June 2022. The Welsh Government responded to the report on 22 July 2022.

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee laid its report (PDF 128KB) on 28 June 2022. The Welsh Government responded (PDF 157KB) to the report on 27 July 2022.

Business type: Legislative Consent

First published: 31/03/2022

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