Commons debates online pornography and film classification
17 December 2018
MPs debated a number of Statutory Instruments relating to pornography, all of which are subsequent to the Digital Economy Act 2017.
The three Statutory Instruments relate to tackling pornography and all relate to the Digital Economy Act 2017. All three Statutory Instruments were approved without a division.
The three Statutory Instruments relate to tackling pornography and all relate to the Digital Economy Act 2017.
Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2018
- Sets out the basis on which pornographic material is to be regarded as being made available on a commercial basis
- Covers material on websites and apps that charge for access, and deals with pornographic-related advertising revenue
British Board of Film Classification Guidance on Ancillary Service Providers 2018
- Sets out a non-exhaustive list of classes of ancillary service provider that the BBFC will consider notifying, such as social media and search engines.
British Board of Film Classification Guidance on Age Verification Arrangements 2018
- Sets out draft guidance outlining good practice, such as offering a choice of age-verification solutions to consumers
Statutory instruments are the most common form of secondary (or delegated) legislation. The three Statutory Instruments are listed separately in the Order paper but can be taken together in one 90 minute debate, with the House's approval. However if any member shouts “object” to the question of taking them together then they will have to be debated separately (up to 90 minutes per SI).
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