Protection of Freedoms Bill (HC Bill 189)

(a) an authorisation under section 22(3), (3B) or (3F) to which

20section 23A applies, or

(b) a notice under section 22(4) to which section 23A applies.

6 (1) Section 43 (general rules about grant, renewal and duration of

authorisations relating to surveillance and human intelligence sources) is

amended as follows.

(2) 25After subsection (1) insert—

(1A) Subsection (1)(a) does not apply in relation to an authorisation under

section 28 or 29 to which section 32A applies.

(3) In subsection (9)(c) after “section” insert “32A or”.

7 (1) Section 57 (Interception of Communications Commissioner) is amended as


(2) In subsection (2) for “subsection (4)” substitute “subsections (4) and (4A)”.

(3) After subsection (4) insert—

(4A) It shall not be the function of the Interception of Communications

Commissioner to keep under review the exercise by the relevant

35judicial authority (within the meaning of section 23A) of functions

under that section or section 23B.

8 After section 62(2) (functions of Chief Surveillance Commissioner) insert—

(2A) It shall not by virtue of this section be the function of the Chief

Surveillance Commissioner to keep under review the exercise by a

40judicial authority of functions under section 32A or 32B.