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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

15

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  703

 

Clause  161,  page  125,  line  17,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  577

 

Page  125,  line  3,  leave out Clause 161

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  704

 

Clause  162,  page  125,  line  32,  leave out from “period” to third “the” in line 33 and

 

insert “of 48 hours after”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  705

 

Clause  162,  page  125,  line  32,  leave out from “period” to third “the” in line 33 and

 

insert “of 24 hours after”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  706

 

Clause  162,  page  125,  line  35,  leave out “6 months” and insert “1 month”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

16

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  578

 

Page  125,  line  25,  leave out Clause 162

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  620

 

Clause  163,  page  126,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

    

“This is subject to subsection (5).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This drafting amendment is for consistency with clauses 127 and 143.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  621

 

Clause  163,  page  126,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

    

“This is subject to subsection (5).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This drafting amendment is for consistency with clauses 127 and 143.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  579

 

Page  126,  line  3,  leave out Clause 163

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  707

 

Clause  164,  page  127,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

may only be made if the Secretary of State considers it proportionate to

 

the operational purposes specified in the warrant.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

17

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  708

 

Clause  164,  page  127,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(8A)    

A minor modification—

 

(a)    

may be made only if the Secretary of State or a senior official acting on

 

behalf of the Secretary of State considers that it is necessary on any of the

 

grounds on which they consider the warrant to be necessary (see section

 

121(1)(b));

 

(b)    

may only be made if the Secretary of State considers that it is

 

proportionate to the operational purposes specified in the warrant.

 

(8B)    

Except where the Secretary of State considers that there is an urgent need to make

 

the modification, a minor modification has effect only if the decision to make the

 

modification is approved by a Judicial Commissioner.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  709

 

Clause  164,  page  127,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(8C)    

In a case where any modification is sought under this section to which Clause

 

[NC2 Items subject to legal privilege] or Clause [NC11 Confidential and

 

privileged material] applies section 97 (approval of warrants by Judicial

 

Commissioners) applies to a decision to modify a warrant as it applies in relation

 

to a decision to issue such a warrant (and accordingly any reference in that section

 

to the person who decided to issue the warrant is to be read as a reference to the

 

person who decided to modify it).”

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  622

 

Clause  164,  page  127,  line  42,  leave out “(urgent cases)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 623.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  623

 

Clause  164,  page  127,  line  43,  leave out from beginning to “the” in line 2 on page

 

128 and insert—

 

“( )    

If it is not reasonably practicable for an instrument making a major modification

 

to be signed by the Secretary of State, the instrument may be signed by a senior

 

official designated by the Secretary of State for that purpose.

 

( )    

In such a case, the instrument making the modification must contain a statement

 

that—

 

(a)    

it is not reasonably practicable for the instrument to be signed by the

 

Secretary of State, and


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

18

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables an instrument making a major modification of a bulk equipment

 

interference warrant to be signed by a senior official in any case where it is not reasonably

 

practicable for the Secretary of State to sign it.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  526

 

Clause  164,  page  128,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(14)    

Any modification which constitutes the adding or varying any matter must be

 

approved by a Judicial Commissioner in accordance with section 157.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment adds the requirement to obtain approval from a Judicial Commissioner for any

 

modification which constitutes the adding or varying (but not removing) any matter for each type

 

of warrant.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  580

 

Page  127,  line  1,  leave out Clause 164

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  710

 

Clause  165,  page  128,  line  24,  leave out “ending with the fifth working day after

 

the day on which” and insert “of 48 hours after”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  711

 

Clause  165,  page  128,  line  24,  leave out “ending with the fifth working day after

 

the day on which” and insert “of 24 hours after”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

19

 

Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  581

 

Page  128,  line  11,  leave out Clause 165

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  582

 

Page  129,  line  1,  leave out Clause 166

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  524

 

Clause  167,  page  129,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“(3b)    

Subsection (3) shall not be applicable where the person outside the United

 

Kingdom has its principal office in a country or territory where it is established,

 

for the provision of services 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 excludes the extraterritorial provision in cases where any mutual assistance

 

arrangement exists between the UK and the provider’s jurisdiction. This amendment would

 

continue to enable government to seek voluntary assistance from CSPs in non-MLA countries.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  530

 

Clause  167,  page  130,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

A warrant may be implemented only to the extent required for the purpose for

 

which the warrant was issued.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would bring the implementation of warrants into line with section 16(8) of PACE

 

1984.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  583

 

Page  129,  line  25,  leave out Clause 167

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  584

 

Page  130,  line  14,  leave out Clause 168

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  712

 

Clause  169,  page  132,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Material obtained via a warrant under this Part may only be shared with overseas

 

authorities in accordance with the terms of an international information sharing

 

treaty.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  585

 

Page  131,  line  33,  leave out Clause 169

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  624

 

Clause  170,  page  132,  line  7,  leave out from beginning to “is” and insert “the

 

selection of any of the material obtained under the warrant for examination”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes a minor drafting correction.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to  625

 

Clause  170,  page  132,  line  14,  after “warrant”, insert “for examination”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes a minor drafting correction.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  586

 

Page  132,  line  4,  leave out Clause 170

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  512

 

Clause  171,  page  133,  line  38,  after “items”, insert “presumptively”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  513

 

Clause  171,  page  133,  line  40,  at end insert “and

 

(c)    

where paragraph (b)(i) applies, compelling evidence indicates that the

 

items in question consist of, or relate to, communications made for a

 

criminal purpose such that it is necessary to authorise or require the

 

selection for examination of those items.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  514

 

Clause  171,  page  133,  line  42,  leave out from “a” to “has” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  515

 

Clause  171,  page  133,  line  44,  leave out “senior official” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”


 
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