Votes – Data Protection Bill [HL]

On 10th January 2018 the Government’s Data Protection Bill was considered at its Report Stage in the House of Lords. Votes were held on three amendments to the Bill, and the Bishop of Chester took part:

House of Lords Division Lobby

Division 1

Lord Mitchell moved amendment 107B, in Schedule 13, page 186, line 23, at end to insert:

“(j) maintain a register of publicly controlled personal data of national significance;

(k) prepare a code of practice which contains practical guidance in relation to personal data of national significance.

(2) For the purposes of sub-sub-paragraphs (j) and (k) of paragraph (1), personal data controlled by public bodies is data of national significance if, in the opinion of the Commissioner, —

(a) the data furthers collective economic, social or environmental well-being,

(b) the data has the potential to further collective economic, social or environmental well-being in future, and

(c) financial benefit may be derived from processing the data or the development of associated software.”

The House divided: Contents: 235 | Not Contents: 204 | Result: Government Defeat.

The Bishop of Chester voted Content.


Division 2

Baroness Hollins moved amendment 127A, before clause 137, to insert the new clause Inquiry into issues arising from data protection breaches committed by or on behalf of news publishers. The House divided:

Contents: 238 | Not Contents: 209 | Result: Government Defeat

The Bishop of Chester voted Content.


Division 3

Earl Attlee moved amendment 147, after clause 160, to insert the new clause Publishers of news-related material: damages and costs. The House divided:

Contents: 217 | Not Contents: 200 | Result: Government Defeat

The Bishop of Chester voted Content.