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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  521

 

Clause  147,  page  115,  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 would 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  529

 

Clause  147,  page  116,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

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.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  563

 

Page  115,  line  25,  leave out Clause 147

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not moved  522

 

Clause  148,  page  116,  line  10,  at beginning insert “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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

services. Where it is considered unfeasible or inappropriate in the circumstances,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Home Secretary confirmed at second reading that a UK agency would only serve a notice on

 

an overseas entity that is capable of providing assistance under the warrant. UK agencies today

 

routinely use secure means of communication to transmit notices directly to the main office of

 

overseas CSPs.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  564

 

Page  116,  line  7,  leave out Clause 148

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not moved  523

 

Clause  149,  page  116,  line  43,  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 is

 

established, for the provision of services, or

 

(b)    

where a warrant could be served pursuant to an international mutual

 

assistance agreement or subject to an EU mutual assistance instrument.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies the reasonableness test for overseas CSPs.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  565

 

Page  116,  line  35,  leave out Clause 149

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  566

 

Page  117,  line  11,  leave out Clause 150

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  567

 

Page  118,  line  39,  leave out Clause 151

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Chris Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not moved  687

 

Clause  152,  page  119,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

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.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  568

 

Page  119,  line  8,  leave out Clause 152

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  569

 

Page  119,  line  36,  leave out Clause 153

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  570

 

Page  120,  line  10,  leave out Clause 154

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  571

 

Page  121,  line  33,  leave out Clause 155

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Chris Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  688

 

Clause  156,  page  122,  line  17,  leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

 

“(d)    

the Secretary of State considers the requirements of section 161 are met

 

by the warrant,”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  695

 

Clause  156,  page  122,  line  34,  leave out subsection (2)(b)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  696

 

Clause  156,  page  122,  line  37,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  697

 

Clause  156,  page  122,  line  47,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

Where an application for the issue of a bulk equipment interference warrant

 

includes the activities set out in section 154(4)(b) it may only be issued if the

 

Secretary of State considers that selection for examination or disclosure is

 

necessaryfor the purposes of—

 

(a)    

a specific investigation or a specific operation, or

 

(b)    

testing, maintaining or developing equipment, systems or other

 

capabilities relating to the availability or obtaining of data.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  572

 

Page  122,  line  4,  leave out Clause 156

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  698

 

Clause  157,  page  123,  line  3,  leave out from “must” to end of line and insert

 

“determine”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  699

 

Clause  157,  page  123,  line  15,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  533

 

Clause  157,  page  123,  line  16,  at end insert “but a Judicial Commissioner may not

 

approve a warrant unless he is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that

 

it is both necessary and proportionate to do so”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would clarify the judicial review process by ensuring that both the process and

 

underlying facts of an interception of communications warrant are considered by a Judicial

 

Commissioner.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  573

 

Page  123,  line  1,  leave out Clause 157

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  700

 

Clause  158,  page  123,  line  35,  leave out from second “period” to second “the” in

 

line 36 and insert “of 48 hours after”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  701

 

Clause  158,  page  123,  line  35,  leave out from second “period” to second “the” in

 

line 36 and insert “of 24 hours after”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  574

 

Page  123,  line  24,  leave out Clause 158

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  575

 

Page  123,  line  41,  leave out Clause 159

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Not selected  576

 

Page  124,  line  34,  leave out Clause 160

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 April 2016          

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Chris Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Withdrawn  689

 

Clause  161,  page  125,  line  9,  after “describe”, insert “precisely and explicitly”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Chris Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  690

 

Clause  161,  page  125,  line  10,  at end insert “including the method and extent of the

 

proposed intrusion and the measures taken to minimise access to irrelevant and

 

immaterial information.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Chris Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  691

 

Clause  161,  page  125,  line  11,  after “specify”, insert “by name or description the

 

person, persons or single set of premises to which it relates and”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  702

 

Clause  161,  page  125,  line  15,  leave out from “(2)” to end of subsection and insert

 

“and any specification must be in as much detail as is reasonably practicable”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Chris Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Not called  692

 

Clause  161,  page  125,  line  15,  leave out “but the purposes may still be general

 

purposes” and insert “; the descriptions must specify—

 

(a)    

the basis for the reasonable suspicion that the target is connected to a

 

serious crime or a specific threat to national security,

 

(b)    

the manner in which all less intrusive methods of obtaining the

 

information sought have been exhausted or can be shown to be futile.”


 
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