Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Fast-Track Timetable — House of Commons Stages in Single Day — 15 Jul 2014 at 13:34
The majority of MPs voted for a fast-track process, involving MPs completing all commons stages in a single day, for consideration of a new law on the retention of, and access to, communications data and on the interception of communications.
The timetable provided for the consideration of the Bill by MPs to be completed within a single day. The reason for the urgency given by James Brokenshire MP who moved the motion was:
- the Home Secretary made clear in her oral statement last week, it is crucial that we act now to ensure that our law enforcement and intelligence agencies have the tools they need to keep us safe.
The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill was being introduced following a judgement of the European Court of Justice on 8 April 2011 which ruled invalid the EU Electronic communications — Directive 2006/24/EC which was brought into effect in UK law via The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009.
The court judgement concluded that the mass communications data retention provided for via the directive and regulations is not proportionate and is incompatible with Article 7 (Respect for private and family life) and Article 8 (protection of personal data) of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
-  Official Record, House of Commons, 15 July 2014
-  Parliament's webpage on the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
-  James Brokenshire MP (Old Bexley and Sidcup, Conservative), House of Commons, 15 July 2014
-  Theresa May MP (Maidenhead, Conservative), House of Commons, 15 July 2014
-  Judgement of the European Court of Justice on 8 April 2011
-  EU Electronic communications — Directive 2006/24/EC
-  The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009
-  European Charter of Fundamental Rights
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||210 (+1 tell)||9 (+1 tell)||0||72.5%|
|Lab||182||21 (+1 tell)||0||79.1%|
|LDem||38 (+1 tell)||4||0||76.8%|