Digital Economy Bill — New Clause 10 — Internet Pornography: Requirement to Teach Age Requirement and Risks — 28 Nov 2016 at 18:47

The majority of MPs voted against requiring pupils be taught about the risks and dangers of internet pornography, and about the new legal age requirement to access it provided for in the Bill.

MPs were considering the Digital Economy Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled Internet pornography: requirement to teach age requirement and risks as part of sex education and stated:

  • “After section 403(1A)(b) of the Education Act 1996, add—
  • “(c) they learn about the risks and dangers of internet pornography, and the legal age requirement to access internet pornography under Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017.”

The rejected clause was accompanied by the following explanation statement:

  • This new clause would mean that the Secretary of State would have to include in guidance to maintained schools that pupils learn as part of sex education the risks and dangers of internet pornography and the legal age requirement to access it, as provided for under Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017.


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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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

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

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con278 (+2 tell) 0085.4%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 174 (+2 tell)075.9%
LDem0 2025.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
Total:278 181080.5%

Rebel Voters - sorted by constituency

MPs 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 MP who could have voted in this division

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