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Dutch labour party looks to scrap internet filter amendment

Wednesday 22 June 2011 | 11:33 CET | News
The net neutrality amendment to the Telecommunications Act will again be revised on 23 June, Labour Party (PvdA) MP Martijn van Dam said. An amendment will be added to the Transport and Water Management Act, which covers a number of technical changes to the law. The original net neutrality amendment was brought forth by five parties, including the PvdA. A sub-amendment, allowing consumers to access internet filtering subscriptions based on ideological grounds, was motioned by the Dutch Reformed Protestant Party (SGP) and Christian Democrats (CDA). This sub-amendment also got support of the Socialist Party, ChristenUnie and Liberal Party VVD. That was not enough for a majority, but PvdA accidentally voted in favour, bringing the amendment to pass on 21 June. Van Dam attributed the move to an administrative error. The house votes every Tuesday on 100-200 proposals, he wrote on his blog. All parties receive an advance list of proposals and voting expectations. Van Dam said the list contained a mistake which he discovered too late to rectify. The new amendment to the Transport and Water Law will prescribe the removal of the SGP sub-amendment. The house will discuss the proposal on 23 June and vote on 28 June.

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