Online Safety Bill — Report (3rd Day) — Amendment 180 — 12 Jul 2023 at 19:00
Moved by Baroness Merron
180: After Clause 56, insert the following new Clause-“Review: offences relating to animal torture content(1) Within the period of six months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, the Secretary of State must carry out a review of relevant offences under the-(a) Communications Act 2003, and(b) Animal Welfare Act 2006,to determine whether there is an offence of sending a communication to encourage or assist an act of animal torture, or sharing content related to animal torture, on a regulated service.(2) If the review under subsection (1) determines that one or more offences contained within the Acts does extend to such communications or content, the Secretary of State must, as soon as practicable, make regulations to designate the offence or offences under Schedule 7 to this Act (see section 198(3)).”Member’s explanatory statementFollowing answers to a recent oral question (27 June), this amendment would require the Secretary of State to undertake a review of existing criminal offences under the listed enactments to determine whether they apply to online posts containing or facilitating animal torture. If they do, the Secretary of State would be compelled to add these offences to the list of priority offences in Schedule 7.
Ayes 211, Noes 171.
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.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||156 (+2 tell)||57.2%|
|Lab||107 (+2 tell)||0||60.6%|
|Lord Aberdare||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Carrington||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Fox of Buckley||Non-affiliated||no|
|Baroness Stowell of Beeston||Non-affiliated (front bench)||no|
|Lord Taylor of Warwick||Non-affiliated||no|
|Lord Tyrie||Non-affiliated (front bench)||no|