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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 14 April 2016

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 250 to 256, NC7

 

Investigatory Powers Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the Committee [24 March 2016, as amended, 12 April

 

2016].

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

68

 

Clause  30,  page  23,  line  41,  leave out paragraph (5)(c)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

69

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  5,  leave out paragraphs (6)(d) and (e)


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

94

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  8,  leave out subsection (7)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and others to Clause 30, seeks to circumscribe the power to modify warrants

 

without judicial authorisation.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

70

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  8,  leave out subsections (7) and (8)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

95

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  32,  after “major”, insert “or minor”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

96

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  32,  leave out from “warrant” to end of line 33 and insert

 

“pursuant to subsection (5) or (6), if a Judicial Commissioner determines”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

71

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  46,  leave out subsection (11) and insert—

 

“(11)    

In any case where a major modification of a warrant is sought under paragraph    

 

(4)(a), section 21 (Approval of warrant by Judicial Commissioners) applies to the       

 

decision to modify a warrant as it applies in relation to a decision to issue a

 

warrant.

 

(11A)    

In a case where any modification under subsection (4) is sought to a warrant to    

 

which section 24 (Members of Parliament etc.) or section 25 (Items subject to

 

legal      privilege) applies, section 21 (Approval of warrant by Judicial

 

Commissioners) applies      to the decision to modify the warrant as it applies in

 

relation to a decision to issue      the warrant.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

250

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  46,  leave out subsection (11)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and others to Clause 30, seeks to circumscribe the power to modify warrants

 

without judicial authorisation.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

72

 

Clause  30,  page  25,  line  3,  leave out subsection (12)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

251

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  30,  page  25,  line  7,  leave out subsection (13)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and others to Clause 30, seeks to circumscribe the power to modify warrants

 

without judicial authorisation.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

67

 

Page  23,  line  20,  leave out Clause 30

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

103

 

Page  23,  line  20,  leave out Clauses 30 and 31.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to remove the power to modify warrants without judicial authorisation.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

74

 

Clause  31,  page  26,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(8)    

Where, by virtue of section 30(11), section 25 (items subject to legal privilege)

 

applies in relation to the making of a major modification of a warrant pursuant to

 

section 30(7), this section applies as if each reference in subsections (2), (5) and

 

(6) to a designated senior official were a reference to a Judicial Commissioner.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

73

 

Page  25,  line  22,  leave out Clause 31.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

252

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  34,  page  28,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

Subsection (4) shall not apply where the person outside the United Kingdom is

 

established for the provision of services in a country or territory with which the

 

United Kingdom has entered in to an international mutual assistance agreement

 

or is subject to an EU mutual assistance instrument.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment establishes international mutual assistance agreements—as recommended by Sir

 

Nigel Sheinwald and currently under negotiation between the UK and US—as the primary route

 

by which UK agencies obtain data from overseas CSPs. It would continue to enable the imposition

 

of warrant on CSPs in non-MLA countries.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

253

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  35,  page  29,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Where such a warrant is to be given to a person outside the United Kingdom, the

 

warrant shall be served at that person’s principal office outside the United

 

Kingdom where it is established for the provision of services.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make the Home Secretary’s confirmation at Second Reading — that a UK

 

agency would only serve a notice on an overseas entity that is capable of providing assistance

 

under the warrant — clear on the face of the Bill (as well as being in the relevant code of practice)

 

clarifying provisions in the Bill. UK agencies today routinely use secure means of communication

 

to transmit notices directly to the main office of overseas CSPs.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

254

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  35,  page  29,  line  6,  at beginning insert “Where it is considered unfeasible or

 

inappropriate in the circumstances,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 253.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

97

 

Page  29,  line  3,  leave out Clause 35

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and amendment 98, seeks to remove provisions that purport to give interception

 

warrants extraterritorial effect.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

255

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  29,  line  44,  at end insert “which for a relevant operator outside the

 

United Kingdom shall include—

 

(a)    

any steps which would cause the operator to act contrary to any laws or

 

restrictions under the law of the country or territory where it has its

 

principal office for the provision of telecommunication services; or

 

(b)    

where a warrant could be served pursuant to an international mutual

 

assistance agreement or subject to an EU mutual assistance instrument.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

256

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  30,  line  1,  leave out subsection (5)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies the reasonableness test for overseas CSPs and establishes that

 

international mutual assistance agreements, where they exist, should be the primary route to

 

obtain data from these CSPs.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

98

 

Page  29,  line  31,  leave out Clause 36

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

82

 

Clause  37,  page  31,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

But this section does not authorise interception of a communication containing    

 

items presumptively subject to legal privilege.”

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

75

 

Clause  42,  page  33,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

But this section, nor section 43 or section 44, do not authorise interception of a

 

communication containing items presumptively subject to legal privilege.”

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

99

 

Page  34,  line  21,  leave out Clause 44

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to prevent the creation of additional interception rules in immigration

 

detention facilities.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 14 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

76

 

Clause  45,  page  35,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

But this section does not authorise interception of a communication containing    

 

items subject to legal privilege.”

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

100

 

Page  37,  line  32,  leave out Clause 48

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

77

 

Clause  49,  page  39,  line  2,  after “not”, insert “, without reasonable excuse,”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

78

 

Clause  49,  page  39,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

For the purposes of subsection (1), it is, in particular, a reasonable excuse if the    

 

disclosure is made with the permission of the person issuing the warrant or the       

 

person to whom it is issued.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This provision adds a “reasonable excuse” defence to the “unauthorised disclosure” offence and

 

expressly provides that the defence applies where the permission is given by the person issuing the

 

warrant or the person to whom it is issued, the equivalent of a similar provision in clause 73(2) in

 

relation to communications data authorisations.

 



 
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