Senior peers drop attempt to revive Communications Data Bill
Mon 2 Feb 2015, 21:20

Four senior peers have given up their last-minute attempt to revive the “snooper’s charter” and get it onto the statute book in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

The former Conservative defence secretary Lord King has told the House of Lords that this attempt to fill “the gap in access to communications data” was opposed by both the government and the official opposition so had little chance of making it into law.