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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 April 2016          

8

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  24

 

Clause  17,  page  13,  line  42,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  25

 

Clause  17,  page  13,  line  45,  leave out paragraph (3)(d)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  61

 

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  1,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

“(4)    

No warrant issued under this Part will be proportionate if the information sought  

 

 could reasonably be obtained by other less intrusive means”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  26

 

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  5,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 April 2016          

9

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  27

 

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  8,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  101

 

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  11,  leave out “For the power of the Scottish Ministers to

 

issue warrants under this Chapter, see section 19.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  28

 

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  13,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not selected  29

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  16,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 April 2016          

10

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  30

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  20,  after “security”, insert “or”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  85

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  20,  after “security” insert “where there is a reasonable

 

suspicion that a serious criminal offence has been or is likely to be committed”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  86

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  21,  after “crime” insert “where there is a reasonable

 

suspicion that a serious criminal offence has been or is likely to be committed”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  31

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  21,  leave out “or”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  32

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  22,  leave out paragraph (2)(c)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  33

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  30,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 April 2016          

11

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  34

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  31,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  35

 

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  33,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not selected  36

 

Page  14,  line  39,  leave out Clause 19

 

Clause 19 Agreed to.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  87

 

Page  16,  line  8,  leave out Clause 20

 

Clause 20 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 April 2016          

12

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  62

 

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  4,  leave out from “must” to “the following matters” in line

 

5 and insert “determine”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  89

 

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  10,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  13,  leave out from “a” to “grounds” and insert “decision of

 

the Secretary of State to issue a warrant,”

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  15,  leave out from “a” to “grounds” and insert “decision of

 

the Scottish Ministers to issue a warrant,”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  102

 

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

In consideration of any warrant pursuant to this Part, a Judicial Commissioner

 

may instruct a  special      advocate to represent the interests of any person or

 

persons subject to the warrant  or the wider public interest.

 

(7)    

A Judicial Commissioner must instruct a special advocate when considering

 

applications for a  warrant—

 

(a)    

in the interests of national security; or

 

(b)    

involving the consideration of items subject to legal professional

 

privilege.

 

(8)    

For the purposes of these proceedings special advocates are persons appointed by

 

the  relevant law officer.

 

(9)    

The “appropriate law officer” is—

 

(a)    

in relation to warrants in England and Wales, the Attorney General,

 

(b)    

in relation to warrants in Scotland, in relation to (7)(a), the Advocate

 

General for  Scotland, and in relation to (7)(b), the Lord Advocate, and

 

(c)    

in relation to warrants in Northern Ireland, the Advocate General for

 

Northern  Ireland.

 

(10)    

A person may be appointed as a special advocate only if—

 

(a)    

in the case of an appointment by the Attorney General, the person has a

 

general  qualification for the purposes of section 71 of the Courts and

 

Legal Services Act  1990,

 

(b)    

in the case of an appointment by the Advocate General for Scotland or

 

the Lord  Advocate, the person is an advocate or a solicitor who has rights


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 April 2016          

13

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

of audience in the  Court of Session or the High Court of Justiciary by

 

virtue of section 25A of the  Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980, and

 

(c)    

in the case of an appointment by the Advocate General for Northern

 

Ireland, the      person is a member of the Bar of Northern Ireland.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  38

 

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  23,  at end add—

 

“(6)    

In considering a warrant pursuant to this Part, a Judicial Commissioner may    

 

instruct a special advocate to represent the interests of any person or persons       

 

subject to the warrant or the wider public interest.

 

(7)    

In considering a warrant pursuant to this Part which is being sought—

 

(a)    

in the interests of national security;

 

(b)    

in the interest of the economic well-being of the United Kingdom in so

 

far as       those interests are also relevant to the interests of national security;

 

or

 

(c)    

involving the consideration of items subject to legal professional

 

privilege,

 

    

a Judicial Commissioner must instruct a special advocate to represent the interests  

 

 of any person or persons subject to the warrant or the wider public interest.

 

(8)    

For the purposes of this section a special advocate is a person appointed by the    

 

appropriate law officer for the country of the United Kingdom to which the

 

warrant      relates or mostly relates—

 

(a)    

for England and Wales, the Attorney General,

 

(b)    

for Scotland, the Advocate General for Scotland, and

 

(c)    

for Northern Ireland, the Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

 

(9)    

A person may only be appointed as a special advocate by the—

 

(a)    

Attorney General, if the person has a general qualification for the     

 

purposes of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990,

 

(b)    

the Advocate General for Scotland, if the person is an advocate or a

 

solicitor       who has rights of audience in the Court of Session or the High

 

Court of        Justiciary by virtue of section 25A of the Solicitors (Scotland)

 

Act 1980, and

 

(c)    

the Advocate General for Northern Ireland, if the person is a member of

 

the       Bar of Northern Ireland.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 12 April 2016          

14

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  39

 

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

In consideration of any warrant pursuant to this Part, a Judicial Commissioner

 

may       instruct a special advocate to represent the interests of any person or persons  

 

     subject to the warrant or the wider public interest.

 

(7)    

For the purposes of this section a special advocate is a person appointed by the    

 

appropriate law officer for the country of the United Kingdom to which the

 

warrant      relates or mostly relates—

 

(a)    

for England and Wales, the Attorney General,

 

(b)    

for Scotland, the Advocate General for Scotland, and

 

(c)    

for Northern Ireland, the Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

 

(8)    

A person may only be appointed as a special advocate by the—

 

(a)    

Attorney General, if the person has a general qualification for the     

 

purposes of section 71 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990,

 

(b)    

the Advocate General for Scotland, if the person is an advocate or a

 

solicitor       who has rights of audience in the Court of Session or the High

 

Court of        Justiciary by virtue of section 25A of the Solicitors (Scotland)

 

Act 1980, and

 

(c)    

the Advocate General for Northern Ireland, if the person is a member of

 

the       Bar of Northern Ireland.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not selected  37

 

Page  17,  line  1,  leave out Clause 21

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  91

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

A warrant under this section can only be issued in an emergency situation posing

 

immediate       danger of death or serious physical injury to a person.”


 
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