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Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:45 pm on 19th July 2016.

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Photo of Lord King of Bridgwater Lord King of Bridgwater Conservative 4:45 pm, 19th July 2016

I understand the importance of safeguards, but the noble Lord’s thrust is that he is against the retention of internet connection records in total. He therefore totally disagrees with the impressive Joint Committee of both Houses, which considered the matter at some length. It said:

“We consider that, on balance, there is a case for Internet Connection Records as an important tool for law enforcement”.

Does he disagree?