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The Online Safety Bill (PDF) [Bill 285 2021-22] was introduced in the House of Commons on 17 March 2022.

The Bill had its second reading on 19 April 2022. A carry-over motion was approved on the same date. The Online Safety Bill (PDF) [Bill 4 2022-23] was re-introduced in the Commons on 10 May 2022.

The Bill was considered by a Public Bill Committee over seventeen sittings between 24 May and 28 June 2022. For details of amendments to the Bill, see the Library Briefing, Online Safety Bill: Commons stages (PDF) (24 November 2022).

The Bill [Bill 121 2022-23] (PDF), as amended in Committee, has been published. The first day of report stage took place on 12 July 2022. The Bill’s remaining stages are scheduled for 5 December 2022.

Policy background to the Bill, as it was introduced, is set out in the Library Briefing, Analysis of the Online Safety Bill (PDF)(8 April 2022).

This reading list provides a selection of media coverage, stakeholder responses and other material relevant to the Bill.

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