§ Baroness Anelay of St Johns
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What evidence they have that the measures on data retention provided in Part 11 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 are still necessary to protect national security two years since the Act was passed. [HL4756]
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)
The threat from international terrorism remains. The data retention provisions in Part 11 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 are an essential part of our response to the threat.