With just 2 hours debate the Digital Economy Bill passed its third reading – minus a few more clauses.
A number of MPs admitted that it still needs work being far to complex and wide ranging to deal with in the “wash up” before dissolving Parliament. Liberal Democrats and a number of Labour MPs opposed with former Cabinet Office minister Tom Watson tweeting “First time I’ve ever broken the whip in the chamber. I feel physically sick…”
Now we must wait until the next Parliament to see what is offered in the way of patches.
Coming soon: The Digital Economy Bill Service Pack 1