Labour MP: Data Bill should not be railroaded

Labour MP Tom Watson has hit out the emergency legislation announced by the government that will allow police and MI5 to probe mobile phone and internet data.

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Mr Watson said it was vital that MPs were given time to read and scrutinise any Bill.


Statement on Comms Data and Interception confirmed for this morning. MPs have not seen the BIll that will be railroaded through next week.


I've asked Labour's front bench to publicly oppose the rush for legislation. MPs need time to read any proposed Bill


Something terrible could be happeing in Parliament on Monday and I need your urgent attention:

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MPs vote to approve controversial data retention bill

Controversial legislation in the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill has cleared the Commons after completing all of its stages in one day and being agreed at third reading 449 to 33, a majority of 416.