What, you thought it would stop?
Patel and Barr are just figureheads. The driving force behind these pushes for no privacy persist far beyond administration changes and it'll never go away. If one faces the fact that neither of these mouthpieces have the vaguest clue what "encryption" is beyond being human-unreadable on the wire, one will realise fairly quickly that they're being fed canned speeches and rhetoric by Sir Humphrey or his USian counterpart, Hank J. Dingleberry III. They're called permanent secretaries for a reason, you know.
Suggest extending this into and oversight of stock trading systems, bank transfer conduits and public finances, however, and you'd hear the screams of chagrin whilst standing in one of the most unpopulated bits of Mongolia.