On 17th October 2016 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill at its Report Stage. The Bishop of Chester took part in two votes on amendments to the Bill tabled by the Liberal Democrats on retention of internet records.
Lord Paddick moved amendment 100C, to leave out clause 64. The House divided:
Contents: 78 | Not Contents: 314 | Result: Government Win
The Bishop of Chester voted not content
Lord Paddick moved amendment 118A, to on page 67, line 26, leave out “therefore includes, in particular,” and insert “does not include”. The House Divided:
Contents: 75 | Not Contents: 292 | Result: Government Win
The Bishop of Chester voted Not Content