Stephen Mosley MP has met with local residents and received a petition calling on the Government to uphold civil liberties. During the meeting he also heard their views on the proposed new Communications Data Bill.
Mr Mosley has been appointed to the Joint Committee of the Houses of Commons and Lords to scrutinise before the Communications Data Bill before it becomes law. He therefore explained the process of parliamentary scrutiny which will take place, and the role he will play on the scrutiny committee. He reassured concerned parties that the scrutiny committee will hear from a wide-range of experts and from a large number of different perspectives.
Mr Mosley said “Being on the committee, and seeing firsthand the level of scrutiny that this draft bill will receive, leaves me fully assured that the right decisions will be taken. The Government is committed to striking the right balance between fighting crime and maintaining civil liberties and it is our job to make sure they stick to their word.”
Local residents can follow the work of the Scrutiny Committee and the progress of this Bill online, at www.parliament.uk/jcdatacomms