Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Second Reading

Division number 36 in the House of Commons on 15 July 2014.

Oliver Heald voted in favour of requiring the mass retention of information about communications, (but not the content of those communications); in favour of arrangements to limit access to such information; in favour of requiring those based outside of the UK to comply with warrants to intercept the content of communications and to state operators of internet-based services may be required enact such intercepts; and also in favour of limiting the use of intercepts, and police access to communications data, on economic grounds to cases involving the interests of national security.

A majority of MPs voted the same.

498 for, 31 against, 0 abstained, 117 absent.


Tellers: Gavin Barwell, Jennifer Willott