On 19th October 2016 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill during its Report stage. The Bishop of Chester, Rt Revd Peter Forster, took part in a vote on an amendment tabled by the Liberal Democrats. Introducing the amendment, Lord Paddick said “it seeks to remove internet connection records from the type of communications data that can be acquired in bulk.”
196A: Clause 147, page 118, line 48, at end insert—
“( ) A bulk acquisition warrant may not require data which relates to or includes internet connection records.”
Division on Amendment 196A
Content: 82. Not Content: 321. Result: Government win / Amendment 196A disagreed.
The Bishop of Chester voted not content