On 2nd November 2016 the House of Lords considered the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill at its Third Reading. The Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd Tim Thornton, took part in a vote on an amendment to the Bill tabled by Crossbench Peer Baroness Hollins about the unlawful interception of telephone call:
Baroness Hollins moved Motion E1, as an amendment to Motion E, at end to insert “, and do propose Amendments 15B and 15C in lieu: 15B Insert the following new Clause: Civil liability for certain other unlawful interceptions 15C Insert the following new Clause: Interception without lawful authority: awards of costs. The House divided:
Contents: 271 | Not Contents: 242 | Result: Government Defeat
The Bishop of Truro voted Content.
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