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Lords try again on Communications Data Bill powers

The Communications Data Bill - known at the Snoopers' Charter to its critics - was blocked by Nick Clegg in 2013.

On Monday, four Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem peers tried to re-introduce it in the House of Lords, claiming its powers were crucial to help security services keep the UK safe from terrorism.

A former Conservative defence secretary, former Metropolitan police commissioner, former Labour defence minister and a Liberal Democrat peer were behind the amendment to the Counter Terrorism Bill.

  • 27 Jan 2015
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