Media Bill 2023-24


Make provision about public service television; about the sustainability of, and programme-making by, C4C; about the name, remit, powers, governance and audit of S4C; about the regulation of television selection services; about the regulation of on-demand programme services; about the regulation of radio services; about the regulation of radio selection services; for the repeal of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013; for addressing deficiencies in broadcasting legislation arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

What is this Bill?

The Media Bill was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 8 November 2023 and became an Act of Parliament on 24 May 2024.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

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Official Bill Page Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: Friday 24th May 2024 - Royal Assent

Last Event: Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

24th May 2024
Royal Assent (Commons)
23rd May 2024
3rd reading (Lords)
23rd May 2024
3rd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Report stage (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Report stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
23rd May 2024
Consideration of Lords amendments (Commons)
23rd May 2024
Bill
Bill 229 2023-24 (Lords Amendments to the Bill)
23rd May 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Grouping of Lords Amendments by Secretary Lucy Frazer and selection of amendments by Mr Speaker - 23 May 2024
23rd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 89-I Marshalled list for Report
23rd May 2024
Bill
HL Bill 89 (as amended in Committee)
22nd May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
22nd May 2024
Committee stageLords Handsard (Lords)
21st May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44-III Third marshalled list for Committee
20th May 2024
Committee stage (Lords)
20th May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
17th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44-II(a) Amendment for Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List)
16th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44-II Second marshalled list for Committee
13th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44-I(b) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
8th May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings part two (Lords)
8th May 2024
Committee stage: Minutes of Proceedings part one (Lords)
8th May 2024
Committee stage part two (Lords)
8th May 2024
Committee stage part one (Lords)
7th May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44-I(a) Amendment for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
3rd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44-I Marshalled list for Committee
2nd May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(u) Amendments for Committee
1st May 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(t) Amendments for Committee
30th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(s) Amendment for Committee
26th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(r) Amendment for Committee
25th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(q) Amendments for Committee
19th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(p) Amendments for Committee
18th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(o) Amendments for Committee
16th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(n) Amendments for Committee
15th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(m) Amendments for Committee
8th April 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(l) Amendments for Committee
27th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(k) Amendments for Committee
26th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(j) Amendments for Committee
25th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(i) Amendments for Committee
22nd March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(h) Amendment for Committee
21st March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(g) Amendments for Committee
20th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(f) Amendments for Committee
20th March 2024
Select Committee report
15th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
13th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(e) Amendments for Committee
12th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(d) Amendments for Committee
6th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(c) Amendments for Committee
4th March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(b) Amendments for Committee
1st March 2024
Amendment Paper
HL Bill 44(a) Amendment for Committee
28th February 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
28th February 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
12th February 2024
Briefing papers
Media Bill: HL Bill 44
1st February 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Media Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
31st January 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
31st January 2024
1st reading (Lords)
31st January 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 44 Explanatory Notes
31st January 2024
Bill
HL Bill 44 (as brought from the Commons)
31st January 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Parkinson to Lord McLoughlin regarding the delegated powers in the Bill.
31st January 2024
Will write letters
Letter from Lord Parkinson to Lords regarding the measures in the Bill.
30th January 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
30th January 2024
Report stage (Commons)
30th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 30 January 2024
30th January 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 30 January 2024
30th January 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments - 30 January 2024
29th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 January 2024
26th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 26 January 2024
25th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 January 2024
24th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 January 2024
23rd January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 23 January 2024
15th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 15 January 2024
8th January 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 January 2024
19th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 19 December 2023
18th December 2023
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on progress of the Bill
14th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 14 December 2023
14th December 2023
Bill
Bill 139 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
14th December 2023
Bill
Bill 139 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - xml version
13th December 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Andy Carter MP regarding the extent to which a radio station internet stream, including advertisements, should correspond with the broadcast version in order to retain the protections put in place for radio.
12th December 2023
Committee stage:s: 6th sitting (Commons)
12th December 2023
Committee stage:s: 5th sitting (Commons)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by ITN (MB26)
12th December 2023
Bill proceedings: Commons
All proceedings up to 12 December 2023 at Public Bill Committee Stage
12th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 December 2023
12th December 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 12 December 2023
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Channel 4 (MB27)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Virgin Media O2 (MB22)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Digital Entertainment and Retail Association (ERA) (MB24)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Amazon (MB25)
12th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by COBA (further submission) (MB23)
11th December 2023
Will write letters
Letter from John Whittingdale MP to Andy Carter MP regarding issues raised during the debate on the radio deregulation provisions in Part 5: power to enable Ofcom to extend local news requirements to local multiplex operators.
8th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 8 December 2023
7th December 2023
Committee stage: 4th sitting (Commons)
7th December 2023
Committee stage: 3rd sitting (Commons)
7th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Hacked Off Campaign (MB17)
7th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Motion Picture Association (MB18)
7th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Sky (MB21)
7th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 7 December 2023
7th December 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 7 December 2023
7th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by MG Alba (MB20)
7th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Arqiva (MB19)
6th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 6 December 2023
5th December 2023
Committee stage: 2nd sitting (Commons)
5th December 2023
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the BBC (MB08)
5th December 2023
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 5 December 2023
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the local TV sector (MB06)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Service List Registry (MB16)
5th December 2023
Will write letters
Letter dated from John Whittingdale MP to Stephanie Peacock MP regarding why provisions on live coverage for multisport events were not included in the draft Bill.
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by techUK (MB15)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Press Recognition Panel (MB11)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Radiocentre (MB09)
5th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 December 2023
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by News Media Association (NMA) (MB04)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Pact (MB14)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by COBA (MB13)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Paramount (MB12)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by Netflix (MB10)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the Broadcast 2040+ Campaign (MB07)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the group of Mebyon Kernow - the Party for Cornwall councillors on Cornwall Council (MB05)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by David Wolfe KC (MB03)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by ITV plc (MB02)
5th December 2023
Written evidence
Written evidence submitted by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) (MB01)
4th December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 4 December 2023
1st December 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2023
30th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2023
29th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2023
27th November 2023
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 27 November 2023
22nd November 2023
Press notices
Media Bill: call for evidence
21st November 2023
2nd reading (Commons)
21st November 2023
Programme motion
21st November 2023
Ways and Means resolution
21st November 2023
Money resolution
12th November 2023
Briefing papers
Briefing paper on the Bill
9th November 2023
Impact Assessments
Assessment of Impacts: S4C Governance and Regulatory Reform - Department for Culture, Media and Sport
9th November 2023
Impact Assessments
Assessment of Impacts: Repeal of Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 - Department for Culture, Media and Sport
9th November 2023
Impact Assessments
Media Bill Overarching Impact Assessment - Department for Culture, Media and Sport
9th November 2023
Impact Assessments
Assessment of Impacts: The removal of Channel 4 Television Corporation (C4C)’s publisher-broadcaster restriction and accompanying mitigations - Department for Culture, Media and Sport
8th November 2023
1st reading (Commons)
8th November 2023
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 008 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
8th November 2023
Bill
Bill 008 2023-24 (as introduced)
8th November 2023
Explanatory Notes
Bill 008 EN 2023-24
8th November 2023
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport