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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 28 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: 864 to 870, NC22

 


 

Note: Some amendment numbers are missing from the numerical sequence.

 

This is due to duplication of material.

 

Investigatory Powers Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee 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includes any withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

741

 

Clause  194,  page  148,  line  36,  at beginning insert—

 

“( )    

There shall be a body corporate known as the Investigatory Powers Commission.

 

( )    

The Investigatory Powers Commission shall have such powers and duties as shall

 

be specified in this Act.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

735

 

Clause  194,  page  148,  line  36,  leave out “Prime Minister” and insert “Lord

 

Chancellor”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Amendments 735 to 739 would require that Judicial Commissioners are appointed by the Lord

 

Chancellor on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Commission under the

 

Constitutional Reform Act 2003.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

736

 

Clause  194,  page  148,  line  36,  after “appoint”, insert “in accordance with the

 

procedure set out in the Constitutional Reform Act 2003”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 735

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

742

 

Clause  194,  page  148,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner must appoint—

 

(a)    

the Chief Inspector, and

 

(b)    

such number of inspectors as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner

 

considers necessary for the carrying out of the functions of the

 

Investigatory Powers Commission.

 

(1B)    

In appointing investigators the Investigatory Powers Commissioner shall—

 

(a)    

appoint an individual only if the Investigatory Powers Commissioner

 

thinks that the individual—

 

(i)    

has experience or knowledge relating to a relevant matter, and

 

(ii)    

is suitable for appointment,

 

(b)    

have regard to the desirability of the investigators together having

 

experience and knowledge relating to the relevant matters.

 

(1C)    

For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) of subsection (2B) the relevant matters are

 

those matters in respect of which the Investigatory Powers Commission has

 

functions including, in particular—

 

(a)    

national security;

 

(b)    

the prevention and detection of serious crime;

 

(c)    

the protection of privacy and the integrity of personal data;


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

(d)    

the security and integrity of computer systems and networks;

 

(e)    

the law, in particular, as it relates to the matters in subsections (2B)(a)

 

and (b);

 

(f)    

human rights as defined in section 9(2) of the Equality Act 2006.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

740

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The Prime Minister may make an appointment under subsection (1) only

 

following a recommendation by—

 

(a)    

the Judicial Appointments Commission;

 

(b)    

the Judicial Appointments Board of Scotland; or

 

(c)    

the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

737

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  5,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 735

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

738

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  12,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 735

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

739

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  14,  leave out subsection (5)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 735


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

743

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The Chief Inspector is an Inspector and the Chief Inspector and the other

 

Inspector are to be known, collectively, as the Inspectors.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

744

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

to the Investigatory Powers Commission are to be read as appropriate to

 

refer to the body corporate, the Investigatory Powers Commission, and in

 

so far as it will refer to the conduct of powers, duties and functions, those

 

shall be conducted by either the Judicial Commissioners or the Inspectors

 

as determined by this Act or by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner,

 

consistent with the provisions of this Act.”

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

745

 

Clause  195,  page  149,  line  34,  leave out “three” and insert “six”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

746

 

Clause  195,  page  149,  line  36,  after “may”, insert “not”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

860

 

Clause  195,  page  150,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

the Commissioner is unfit to hold out office by reason of inability,

 

neglect of duty or misbehaviour.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

861

 

Clause  195,  page  150,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

Before removing a Judicial Commissioner the Prime Minister must consult—

 

(a)    

the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales,

 

(b)    

the Lord President of the Court of Session,

 

(c)    

the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland,

 

(d)    

the Scottish Ministers, and

 

(e)    

the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland.”

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

753

 

Clause  196,  page  150,  line  21,  leave out “Commissioner” and insert

 

“Commission”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

754

 

Clause  196,  page  150,  line  38,  leave out “Commissioner” and insert

 

“Commission”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

752

 

Clause  196,  page  150,  line  43,  at end insert “and under section 217 (technical

 

capability notices)”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

755

 

Clause  196,  page  151,  line  18,  leave out “Commissioner” and insert

 

“Commission”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

747

 

Clause  196,  page  151,  line  19,  leave out subsection (4)(a)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

756

 

Clause  196,  page  151,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The powers and functions specified in this Part will be exercised by the Inspectors

 

under the supervision of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, except in so far

 

as those powers are powers of the Judicial Commissioners specified in Parts 1 to

 

8 of this Act.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 28 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

748

 

Clause  196,  page  151,  line  42,  leave out from “must” to end of line 44 and insert

 

“have due regard to the public interest in avoiding acts prejudicial to”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

749

 

Clause  196,  page  151,  line  43,  after “Commissioner”, insert “or Inspector”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

750

 

Clause  196,  page  151,  line  47,  leave out subsection (c) and insert—

 

“(c)    

privacy and the integrity of personal data; and

 

(d)    

the security and integrity of communications systems and networks.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

751

 

Clause  196,  page  151,  line  48,  leave out subsections (6) and (7)

 



 
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