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Internet: Illegal Material

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to enable Ofcom to examine and possibly control the use of the internet for illegal or immoral purposes. [HL6113]

The Government have no such plans. The general law applies online as it does offline.

My department is currently assessing the responses received to its consultation document issued on 16 June 2009 asking for views on the effect of any future legislation that might address illicit peer-to-peer file-sharing. The consultation closed on 30 October 2009.