Digital Economy Bill — OFCOM to regulate internet media — 6 Jan 2010 at 18:25

The majority of Lords voted in favour of extending the remit of OFCOM to regulated internet services where there is editorial control.[1]

The Office of Communications (OFCOM) was established in 2003 by the Communications Act 2003

The changes were as follows:

  • In performing its duties to further the interests of citizens and consumers in relation to communications matters and promoting competition, it must have particular regard to promoting appropriate levels of investment in electronic communications networks, public service media content, and for the for the investment to be efficient, wherever possible.
  • The availability of a wide range of television, radio services, on-demand programme services and other edited internet content' which are both of high quality and calculated to appeal to a variety of tastes and interests

A previous extent of the debate was over various amendments to this clause.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con0 50 (+2 tell)26.9%
Crossbench13 28.0%
Lab66 (+2 tell) 031.5%
LDem22 029.3%
UUP0 133.3%
Total:101 5323.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
The Earl of SandwichCrossbenchno

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