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.

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Ministers act to avoid data communications 'cliff-edge'

The Government's plans to pass new laws to make sure police can access mobile phone and internet data have met with a mixed reaction.

Some MPs have claimed ministers are trying to railroad through the plans without consulting Parliament, but David Cameron and Nick Clegg insisted the proposals were essential to keeping the UK safe.

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