Commons Library Committee Stage Report on the Data Protection Bill [HL] 2017-19Jump to full report >>
The Data Protection Bill [HL] 2017-19 has a number of purposes:
The Bill in the Lords
The Bill was originally introduced in the House of Lords on 13 September 2017 where it was broadly welcomed by the opposition parties. However, at Report stage, the Government was defeated on amendments relating to press regulation – i.e. on commencing part 2 of the Leveson inquiry and bringing section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 into force.
The Bill in the Commons
The Bill [Number 153] was introduced in the House of Commons on 18 January 2018. Much of the second reading debate on 5 March 2018 was taken up with the Lords amendments on press regulation.
The Bill had eight sittings in Public Bill Committee between 13 March and 22 March 2018. The Lords amendments on press regulation were overturned in Committee. Labour has said that it will try and put these back into the Bill at Report stage. The Bill’s provisions on immigration control have proved controversial but are still in the Bill after Labour and the SNP failed to get them removed. This Paper looks at these issues in further detail. It also looks at some of the other subjects on which the Committee divided or where there was lengthy debate. These included:
The Bill [Number 190], as amended in Committee, has been published. A date for Report stage has yet to be announced.
Commons Briefing papers CBP-8251
Author: John Woodhouse