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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 14 April 2016

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Investigatory Powers Bill


 

[Fifth and Sixth Sittings]


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  68

 

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

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  69

 

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

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  94

 

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

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  70

 

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

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  95

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  250

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  72

 

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

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  251

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not selected  67

 

Page  23,  line  20,  leave out Clause 30


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  103

 

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

 

Clause 30 Agreed to.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  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.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not selected  73

 

Page  25,  line  22,  leave out Clause 31.

 

Clauses 31 to 33 Agreed to.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  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.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  254

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

inappropriate in the circumstances,”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  97

 

Page  29,  line  3,  leave out Clause 35

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  256

 

Parliamentary Star    

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  98

 

Page  29,  line  31,  leave out Clause 36

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 38 Agreed to.

 

Clause 39 Agreed to.

 

Clause 40 Agreed to.

 

Clause 41 Agreed to.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 43 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  99

 

Page  34,  line  21,  leave out Clause 44

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 46 Agreed to.

 

Clause 47 Agreed to.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  100

 

Page  37,  line  32,  leave out Clause 48

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Schedule 3 Agreed to.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  77

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  65

 

Clause  50,  page  40,  line  27,  leave out paragraph (7)(a)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  66

 

Clause  50,  page  40,  line  35,  leave out “under Chapter 1 of this Part” and insert

 

“described in sub-paragraphs (2)(a)(i) and (ii) of section 49.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Negatived on division  79

 

Clause  51,  page  41,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

In proceedings against any person for an offence under this section in respect of

 

any      disclosure, it is a defence for the person to show that the disclosure was in the  

 

     public interest.”


 
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