The Joint Committee on the draft Communications Data Bill consists of 12 members appointed from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords
The Committee is charged with considering the draft Bill and reporting by 30 November 2012. It will take written and oral evidence and make recommendations in a report to both Houses.
The draft Communications Data Bill proposes to update the framework for ensuring the availability of communications data and its obtaining by public authorities.
A briefing from Martin Hoskins, Specialist Adviser to the Joint Committee, 10 July 2012