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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 19 April 2016

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Investigatory Powers Bill


 

[Seventh and Eighth Sittings]


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  135

 

Clause  61,  page  49,  line  32,  leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

 

“(1)    

For the purposes of this Part, a relevant public authority is—

 

(a)    

a police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996,

 

(b)    

the Metropolitan police force,

 

(c)    

the City of London police force,

 

(d)    

the Police Service of Scotland,

 

(e)    

the Police Service of Northern Ireland,

 

(f)    

the British Transport Police Force,

 

(g)    

the Ministry of Defence Police,

 

(h)    

the Royal Navy Police,

 

(i)    

the Royal Military Police,

 

(j)    

the Royal Air Force Police,

 

(k)    

the Security Service

 

(l)    

the Secret Intelligence Service,

 

(m)    

the GCHQ,

 

(n)    

the National Crime Agency and

 

(o)    

the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of authorisations sought pursuant to section 53(7)(g) a relevant

 

public authority also includes—

 

(a)    

a National Health Service Trust established under section 5 of the

 

National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 whose functions

 

include the provision of emergency ambulance service,

 

(b)    

a fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004,

 

(c)    

the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care trust,

 

(d)    

the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board

 

(e)    

the Scottish Ambulance Service Board and


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

(f)    

the Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust.

 

(3)    

For the purposes of authorisations sought pursuant to Section 53(7)(h), a relevant

 

public authority also includes—

 

(a)    

the Criminal Cases Review Commission and

 

(b)    

the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  236

 

Clause  61,  page  49,  line  34,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

“(2)    

For the purposes of this Part, a relevant public authority is—

 

(a)    

a police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996,

 

(b)    

the Metropolitan Police Force,

 

(c)    

the City of London Police Force,

 

(d)    

the Police Service of Scotland,

 

(e)    

the Police Service of Northern Ireland,

 

(f)    

the British Transport Police Force,

 

(g)    

the Ministry of Defence Police,

 

(h)    

the Royal Navy Police,

 

(i)    

the Royal Military Police,

 

(j)    

the Royal Air Force Police,

 

(k)    

the Security Service,

 

(l)    

the Secret Intelligence Service,

 

(m)    

the GCHQ,

 

(n)    

the National Crime Agency,

 

(o)    

the Criminal Cases Review Commission, or

 

(p)    

the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

 

(2A)    

For the purposes of authorisations sought pursuant to 53(7)(g), a relevant public

 

authority also includes—

 

(a)    

a National Health Service Trust established under section 5 of the

 

National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 whose functions

 

include the provision of emergency ambulance service,

 

(b)    

a fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004,

 

(c)    

the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care trust,

 

(d)    

the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board,

 

(e)    

the Scottish Ambulance Service Board, and

 

(f)    

the Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust.

 

(2B)    

For the purposes of authorisations sought pursuant to Section 57(3)(h), a relevant

 

public authority also includes—

 

(a)    

the Criminal Cases Review Commission and

 

(b)    

the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.”

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  105

 

Schedule  4,  page  206,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“An ambulance

Duty Manager of

All

(g)”

 
 

trust in England

Ambulance

   
  

Trust Control

   
  

Rooms

   
 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  106

 

Schedule  4,  page  207,  leave out lines 24 to 35

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  107

 

Schedule  4,  page  207,  line  39,  leave out—

  

“Group Manager (Control)

All

(b) and (d)”

 
 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  108

 

Schedule  4,  page  208,  line  10,  after “Schedule” insert “—

 

“ambulance trust in England” means—

 

(a)    

an NHS trust all or most of whose hospitals, establishments and

 

facilities are in England and which provides ambulance services,

 

or

 

(b)    

an NHS foundation trust which provides such services,”

 

Schedule Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  136

 

Page  50,  line  22,  leave out Clause 62

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  237

 

Page  50,  line  35,  leave out Clause 63

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  238

 

Page  51,  line  9,  leave out Clause 64

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  239

 

Page  51,  line  30,  leave out Clause 65

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  240

 

Page  52,  line  6,  leave out Clause 66

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  241

 

Clause  67,  page  53,  line  8,  leave out subsections (4)(a) and (b) and insert—

 

“(a)    

is an officer appointed by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner;

 

(b)    

works subject to the supervision of the Investigatory Powers

 

Commissioner; and is responsible for advising—

 

(i)    

officers of the relevant public authorities about applying for

 

authorisations; or

 

(ii)    

designated senior officers of public authorities about granting

 

authorisations.”


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  138

 

Clause  67,  page  53,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

the public interest in the protection of privacy and the integrity of personal data;

 

and

 

( )    

the public interest in the integrity of communications systems and computer

 

networks.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  140

 

Clause  67,  page  53,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

the public interest in the protection of privacy and the integrity of personal data;

 

and

 

( )    

the public interest in the integrity of communications systems and computer

 

networks.”

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  141

 

Clause  68,  page  54,  leave out lines 3 to 13 and insert—

 

“( )    

An application for an order shall be made on notice to the journalist or journalists

 

affected unless the Judicial Commissioner determines that an application without

 

such notice is required in order to avoid prejudice to the investigation.

 

( )    

Paragraphs 7 – 9 of Schedule 1 to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

 

shall apply in relation to the service of a notice of application for an order under

 

subsection (1) as if the application were for an order under Schedule 1 Police and

 

Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

 

( )    

Criminal Procedure Rules may make provision about proceedings under this

 

section where the Judicial Commissioner determines that an application without

 

such notice is required.


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

( )    

A Judicial Commissioner may only make an order if the person making the

 

application has convincingly established that—

 

(a)    

the order is directed to one or more of the legitimate aims specified in

 

Article 10.2 of the Convention, and

 

(b)    

there is an overriding public interest necessitating the order, and

 

(c)    

reasonable alternative measures to the order do not exist or have been

 

exhausted, and

 

(d)    

the order is proportionate to the legitimate aim or aims being pursued.

 

( )    

The costs of any application and of anything done or to be done in pursuance of

 

an order made under it shall be in the discretion of the Judicial Commissioner”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Withdrawn  142

 

Clause  68,  page  54,  line  5,  leave out from “data” to “and” on line 7 and insert

 

“further to this Part”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  143

 

Clause  68,  page  54,  line  18,  leave out “considers” and insert “determines”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not called  144

 

Clause  68,  page  54,  line  19,  leave out subsections (5) (a) and (b) and insert—

 

“( )    

that the conduct permitted by the authorisation is necessary for one or more of the

 

purposes in section 53(7); and

 

( )    

that the conduct permitted by the authorisation is proportionate to what is sought

 

to be achieved by that conduct.”


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  145

 

Clause  68,  page  54,  line  29,  leave out subsection (7) and insert—

 

“( )    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner may for the purposes of approving

 

authorisations under this Section appoint Deputy Judicial Commissioners.

 

( )    

A “Deputy Judicial Commissioner” must be—

 

(a)    

in relation to England and Wales, a justice of the peace,

 

(b)    

in relation to Scotland, a sheriff, and

 

(c)    

in relation to Northern Ireland, a district judge (magistrates’ courts) in

 

Northern  Ireland.

 

( )    

An authorisation under this Section may not grant authorisation in relation to the

 

obtaining by a relevant public authority of communications data—

 

(a)    

insofar as the communication consists of matters subject to legal

 

privilege; or

 

(b)    

related communications data, insofar as the data relate to the

 

communication of matters subject to legal privilege.

 

( )    

For the purposes of subsection (1), legal privilege means—

 

(a)    

communications between a professional legal adviser and his client or

 

any person representing his client made in connection with the giving of

 

legal advice to the client;

 

(b)    

communications between a professional legal adviser and his client or

 

any person representing his client and any other person with or in

 

contemplation of legal proceedings or for the purposes of such

 

proceedings;

 

(c)    

items enclosed with or referred to in such communications and made—

 

(i)    

In connection with the giving of legal advice or

 

(ii)    

In connection with the contemplation of legal proceedings or for

 

the purposes of such proceedings.

 

(d)    

communications made with the intention of furthering a criminal purpose

 

are not subject to legal privilege.

 

( )    

An application which contains a statement that the purpose of a warrant is to

 

access communications data in connection with communications made for the

 

purpose of furthering a criminal purpose, but which would otherwise attract legal

 

privilege must be considered by a Judicial Commissioner.

 

( )    

A Judicial Commissioner may issue an authorisation sought under subsection (3),

 

if satisfied that—

 

(a)    

there are reasonable grounds to believe that the communications data

 

relates to communications made with the intent of furthering a criminal

 

purpose;

 

(b)    

that the data is likely to be of substantial value to the investigation in

 

connection with which the application is made; and

 

(c)    

that the data concerned is likely to be relevant evidence;

 

(d)    

other proportionate methods of obtaining the data have been tried without

 

success or were not tried because they were bound to fail;


 
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