On 31st October 2016 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill at its Third Reading. The Bishops of Chester and Truro took part in a vote on an amendment to the Bill tabled by Crossbench Peer Baroness Sheila Hollins about the unlawful interception of telephone calls.
Baroness Hollins moved amendment 1, in clause 8, page 7, line 37, at end insert “, or ( ) in the course of its transmission by means of a public telecommunication system.” The House divided:
Contents: 226 | Not Contents: 186 | Result: Government Defeat
The Bishop of Chester and the Bishop of Truro both voted Content