Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill — Third Reading

Division number 39 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; 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; and also in favour of more frequent reports from the Interception of Communications Commissioner and for the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation to review the operation and regulation of investigatory powers by May 2015.

A majority of MPs voted the same.

449 for, 33 against, 0 abstained, 164 absent.


Tellers: Harriett Baldwin, Gavin Barwell