Investigatory Powers Bill - Commons Reasons

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:15 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Strasburger Lord Strasburger Liberal Democrat 4:15 pm, 2nd November 2016

I thank the noble Earl for giving way. I would like to share with him a direct quotation from one of the six members of the Leveson inquiry—someone with whom I spoke this morning. He said, “The consultation announced this week is just a shabby stunt, probably concocted by Paul Dacre, to defer the betrayal of the victims of press abuse—past and future—until this Bill has been safely put to bed”. I would like to offer the noble Earl an opportunity to refute that charge.