Investigatory Powers Bill: Public Bill Committee

04 May 2016

The Public Bill Committee on the Investigatory Powers Bill has now concluded its work and has reported the Bill to the House with amendments.

What happens next?

The Bill will next be considered at Report Stage and Third Reading.

MPs agreed a carry-over motion on 15 March 2016 which allows proceedings on the Bill to be resumed in the 2016-17 session of Parliament.

MPs agreed a programme motion which schedules the Report Stage and Third Reading to take place over two days. The dates for these remaining stages have not yet been announced.

Public Bill Committee

The Public Bill Committee considered the Bill from 24 March to 3 May 2016.

Find out more about the work of the Public Bill Committee.

Second Reading: Tuesday 15 March 2016

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 15 March 2016.

The Bill passed Second Reading on division (Division No. 219, Ayes 281 votes, Noes 15 votes).

Related information

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper on the Bill.

Progress of the Bill

Keep up to date with proceedings and documentation, including Bill stages, text of the Bill, tracked changes, explanatory notes and amendment papers on the Investigatory Powers Bill.

Bill stages and procedure

Find out more about Bill stages and procedure in the House of Commons.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

UK residents and overseas visitors can watch proceedings in the House of Commons by visiting the public gallery.

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