The Internet Regulation (Material Inciting Gang Violence) Bill 2010-12 gives courts the power to order internet service providers to remove certain material which incites gang violence, and follows the UK riots in 2011 where online social networking websites played a provocative role.
The Bill was introduced to Parliament on 8 November 2011 under the Ten Minute Rule. This allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the bill is taken to have had its first reading.
This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate.
If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Heidi Alexander.