House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

  • Prayers

    The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Order, 8 May, and Standing Order No. 3).

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Iran Nuclear Deal

    99 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I shall make a statement on the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the joint comprehensive plan of action. The Government regret the decision...

    • Points of Order

      6 speeches

      On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I seek your advice, after trying to raise this matter with the Prime Minister today. A constituent of mine’s wife and seven-year-old daughter are...

  • Bill Presented

    • Plastics Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Geraint Davies, supported by Zac Goldsmith, John Mc Nally, Layla Moran, Mary Creagh, Steve Double, Chris Williamson, Mr Alistair...

  • European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Public Vote) - Data Protection Bill [Lords] (Programme) (No. 2)

    2 speeches

    Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)

  • Data Protection Bill [Lords]

    Consideration of Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee New Clause 19

    • Guidance about how to seek redress against media organisations

      136 speeches

      “(1) The Commissioner must produce and publish guidance about the steps that may be taken where an individual considers that a media organisation is failing or has failed to comply with the...

    • Review of processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism

      “(1) The Commissioner must— (a) review the extent to which the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism complied with the data protection legislation during the...

      Data protection and journalism code

      “(1) The Commissioner must prepare a code of practice which contains— (a) practical guidance in relation to the processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism in...

      Data protection breaches by national news publishers

      “(1) The Secretary of State must, within the period of three months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed, establish an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into allegations of...

      Approval of data-sharing, direct marketing and age-appropriate design codes

      Amendments made: 146, page 69, line 21, leave out “or 123” and insert “,123 or (Data protection and journalism code)”. See the explanatory statement...

      Publication and review of data-sharing, direct marketing and age-appropriate design codes

      Amendment made: 150, page 70, line 18, leave out “or 123(2)” and insert— “,123(2) or (Data protection and journalism code)(2)”.—(Matt...

      General interpretation

      Amendment made: 145, page 115, line 42, at end insert— “( ) section (Review of processing of personal data for the purposes of journalism)(2);”.—(Matt...

      Information Orders

      87 speeches

      ‘(1) This section applies if, on an application by the Commissioner, a court is satisfied that a person has failed to comply with a requirement of an information notice. (2) The court may...

      Destroying or falsifying information and documents etc

      “(1) This section applies where a person— (a) has been given an information notice requiring the person to provide the Commissioner with information, or (b) has been given an...

      Applications in respect of urgent notices

      “(1) This section applies where an information notice, an assessment notice or an enforcement notice given to a person contains an urgency statement. (2) The person may apply to the court...

      Post-review powers to make provision about representation of data subjects

      “(1) After the report under section 182(1) is laid before Parliament, the Secretary of State may by regulations— (a) exercise the powers under Article 80(2) of the GDPR in relation to...

      Reserve forces: data-sharing by HMRC

      “(1) The Reserve Forces Act 1996 is amended as follows. (2) After section 125 insert— “125A Supply of contact details by HMRC (1) This subsection applies to contact details...

      Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment (No. 2)

      “(1) The Secretary of State shall, by regulations, establish a Bill of Data Rights in the Digital Environment. (2) Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State...

      Meaning of “public authority” and “public body”

      Amendments made: 22, page 5, line 24, after “(2)” insert “, (2A)”. This amendment is consequential on Amendment 24. Amendment...

      Processing to which this Chapter applies

      Amendment made: 143, page 13, line 10, leave out “to which Part 3 (law enforcement processing) or” and insert “by a competent authority for any of the law...

      Inspection of personal data in accordance with international obligations

      Amendment made: 25, page 66, line 12, at end insert— ‘( ) Paragraphs (c) and (d) of section 3(14) do not apply to references in this section to personal data, the...

      Further international role

      Amendment made: 26, page 67, line 4, at end insert— ‘( ) Section 3(14)(c) does not apply to references to personal data and the processing of personal data in this...

      Information notices

      Amendments made: 27, page 78, line 2, after “of” insert “— (i) investigating a suspected failure of a type described in section 146(2) or a suspected...

      Assessment notices

      Amendments made: 31, page 80, line 19, after “for” insert “a copy (in such form as may be requested) of”. This amendment and Amendments 32 and 33 tidy...

      Enforcement notices

      Amendments made: 40, page 82, line 22, after “GDPR” insert “or section 64 or 65 of this Act”. This amendment enables the Information Commissioner to...

      Enforcement notices: supplementary

      Amendments made: 44, page 83, line 31, leave out “the rights of appeal under section 159” and insert “— (a) the consequences of failure to comply with...

      Fixed penalties for non-compliance with charges regulations

      Amendment made: 46, page 88, line 36, leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Commissioner”.—(Margot James.) This amendment provides that the...

      Guidance about regulatory action

      Amendments made: 47, page 89, line 12, at end insert— “( ) information notices,”. This amendment requires the guidance produced under Clause 157 to include...

      Rights of appeal

      Amendments made: 54, page 91, line 10, leave out subsection (2). See the explanatory statement for NC15. Amendment 55, page 91, line 20, after...

      Determination of appeals

      Amendment made: 56, page 91, line 39, leave out subsection (5).—(Margot James.) See the explanatory statement for NC15. Clause 173

      Jurisdiction

      Amendments made: 57, page 100, line 38, for “subsection (3)” substitute “subsections (3) and (4)”. See the explanatory statement for Amendment 58....

      Duty to review provision for representation of data subjects

      Amendments made: 61, page 106, line 34, at end insert “, and (e) the merits of making provision for a children’s rights organisation to exercise some or all of a...

      Penalties for offences

      Amendment made: 64, page 109, line 24, after “143” insert “, (Destroying or falsifying information and documents etc)”.—(Margot James.) This...

      Recordable offences

      Amendment made: 65, page 111, line 12, at end insert— “( ) section (Destroying or falsifying information and documents etc);”.—(Margot James.) This...

      Territorial application of this Act

      Amendment made: 66, page 118, line 36, after “provision” insert “in or”.—(Margot James.) Subsections (1) to (3) of Clause 198 (territorial...

      Commencement

      Amendment made: 67, page 121, line 36, for “204” substitute “204(2)”.—(Margot James.) This amendment is consequential on Amendment 68. Clause 204

      Transitional provision

      Amendments made: 68, page 122, line 1, at end insert— ‘(1) Schedule (Transitional provision etc) contains transitional, transitory and saving provision. (2)...

      Extent

      Amendments made: 70, page 122, line 11, leave out “and 182” insert “,182 and (Post-review powers to make provision about representation of data...

      Transitional provision etc

      Part 1

      General

      Interpretation 1 (1) In this Schedule— “the 1984 Act” means the Data Protection Act 1984; “the 1998 Act” means the Data Protection Act 1998; “the 2014...

      Part 2

      Rights of data subjects

      Right of access to personal data under the 1998 Act 2 (1) The repeal of sections 7 to 9A of the 1998 Act (right of access to personal data) does not affect the application of those sections after...

      Part 3

      The GDPR and Part 2 of this Act

      Exemptions from the GDPR: restrictions of rules in Articles 13 to 15 of the GDPR 12 In paragraph 20(2) of Schedule 2 to this Act (self-incrimination), the reference to an offence under this Act...

      Part 4

      Law enforcement and intelligence services processing

      Logging 14 (1) In relation to an automated processing system set up before 6 May 2016, subsections (1) to (3) of section 62 of this Act do not apply if and to the extent that compliance with...

      Part 5

      National security certificates

      National security certificates: processing of personal data under the 1998 Act 17 (1) The repeal of section 28(2) to (12) of the 1998 Act does not affect the application of those provisions after...

      Part 6

      The Information Commissioner

      Appointment etc 19 (1) On and after the relevant day, the individual who was the Commissioner immediately before that day— (a) continues to be the Commissioner, (b) is to be treated as...

      Part 7

      Enforcement etc under the 1998 Act

      Interpretation of this Part 29 (1) In this Part of this Schedule, references to contravention of the sixth data protection principle sections are to relevant contravention of any of sections 7,...

      Part 8

      Enforcement etc under this Act

      Information notices 44 In section 142 of this Act— (a) the reference to an offence under section 143 of this Act includes an offence under section 47 of the 1998 Act (including as it has...

      Part 9

      Other enactments

      Powers to disclose information to the Commissioner 47 (1) The following provisions (as amended by Schedule 18 to this Act) have effect after the relevant time as if the matters they refer to...

      Special categories of personal data and criminal convictions etc data

      Amendments made: 72, page 134, line 11, at end insert — ( ) a mayor for the area of a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic...

      Exemptions etc from the GDPR

      Amendment proposed: 15, page 141, line 17, leave out paragraph 4.—(Tom Watson.) The House divided: Ayes 282, Noes 310.

      The applied GDPR and the applied Chapter 2

      Amendments made: 74, page 177, line 31, leave out from beginning to end of line 3 on page 178 and insert— “(none) ‘Subsections (1), (2) and (7) of section...

      Other exemptions under Part 4

      Amendment made: 140, page 197, line 2, at end insert “, or (b) information in respect of which a duty of confidentiality is owed by a professional legal adviser to a...

      The Information Commissioner

      Amendment made: 76, page 200, line 32, after “fees” insert “, charges, penalties” .—(Margot James.) This amendment makes clear that the sums that...

      Other general functions of the Commissioner

      Amendment made: 77, page 202, line 12, at end insert— “(2) Section 3(14)(c) does not apply to the reference to personal data in sub-paragraph (1)(h).”...

      Powers of entry and inspection

      Amendments made: 78, page 205, line 19, , after “if” insert— “a judge of the High Court,” This amendment and Amendments 80 and 86 enable a judge...

      Relevant records

      Amendments made: 87, page 214, line 22, at end insert— “( ) the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland;” See the explanatory statement for Amendment 89....

      Minor and consequential amendments

      11 speeches

      Amendments made: 92, page 216, line 1, leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert— “( ) In subsection (2), for ‘issued under section 52B (data-sharing code) of...

  • Deferred Divisions

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 41A(3)), That, at this day’s sitting, Standing Order No. 41A (Deferred divisions) shall not apply to the Motion in the name of...

    • Education (Student Support)

      82 speeches

      I must inform the House that the Speaker has certified the instrument as relating exclusively to England and being within devolved legislative competence. The motion is therefore subject to...

  • Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I propose to take motions 5 and 6 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Children and Young Persons

      That the draft Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, which were laid before this House on 19 March, be approved.

    • Constitutional Law

      That the draft Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) Order 2018, which was laid before this House on 28 March, be approved.—(Paul Maynard.) Question agreed to.

  • Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Nairn, Grantown and Aviemore

    1 speech

    No matter the spin from the senior management of the Royal Bank of Scotland or the silence from the Government over their 70% shareholding, the people of Aviemore, for whom I present this...

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