Government lip-service consultation? Shurely not. From El Reg:
"Digital rights activists have criticised a Home Office consultation on the UK's main interception law that they say is shorter and more secret than it should be.
The consultation (10-page / 37KB PDF) is into proposed changes to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), the law which controls the interception of communications over electronic networks. The changes are designed to satisfy the demands of EU law"
I forget... did we have an election? Was there a change of government? Oh, I remember: CONTINUITY OF AGENDA.