Investigatory Powers Bill — Bulk Interception of Communications Where One or Both Parties Are Outside the British Islands — 7 Jun 2016 at 16:00

John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to permit, with a warrant from a Secretary of State, the bulk interception of communications where either the sender or receiver is outside the British Islands.

The majority of MPs voted to permit, with a warrant from a Secretary of State, the bulk interception of communications where either the sender or receiver is outside the British Islands.

MPs were considering the Investigatory Powers Bill[1].

The amendment rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • Amendment 390, page 95, line 27, leave out clause 119.

Clause 119[2] was titled Bulk interception warrants and provided for warrants permitting the bulk interception of communications where either the sender or receiver is outside the British Islands.

Clause 121 required a warrant to be issued personally by a Secretary of State, and provided it may only be issued to one of the three intelligence agencies. The decision to issue a warrant would also be approved by a Judicial Commissioner.

Under the provisions in the Bill a warrant could not be issued with primary purpose of obtaining communications between people in the British Islands.

“British Islands” means the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.[3]

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Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con276 (+2 tell) 0084.2%
DUP7 0087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2066.7%
Lab0 200.9%
LDem0 80100.0%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 49 (+2 tell)094.4%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:285 66055.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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