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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.  It completed its Commons stages on 17 January 2023. For details of how the Bill was amended, see the Library Briefing, Online Safety Bill: Commons stages (PDF) (1 February 2023).

The Bill [HL Bill 87 (PDF)] was introduced in the House of Lords on 17 January 2023. Lords second reading took place on 1 February 2023. The Bill began its Committee stage in the Lords on 19 April 2023.

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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