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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 12 April 2016

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Investigatory Powers Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order of the Committee [24 March 2016, as amended, 12 April

 

2016].

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

68

 

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

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

94

 

Clause  30,  page  24,  line  3,  leave out subsections (7), (11) and (13)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and others to Clause 30, seeks to circumscribe the power to modify warrants

 

without judicial authorisation.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 12 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

69

 

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

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

70

 

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

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

95

 

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

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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

 

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.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

72

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 12 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

67

 

Page  23,  line  20,  leave out Clause 30

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

103

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to remove the power to modify warrants without judicial authorisation.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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

 

73

 

Page  25,  line  22,  leave out Clause 31.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

97

 

Page  29,  line  3,  leave out Clause 35

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and amendment 98, seeks to remove provisions that purport to give interception

 

warrants extraterritorial effect.

 



 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

98

 

Page  29,  line  31,  leave out Clause 36

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.”

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.”

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

99

 

Page  34,  line  21,  leave out Clause 44

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to prevent the creation of additional interception rules in immigration

 

detention facilities.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 12 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.”

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

100

 

Page  37,  line  32,  leave out Clause 48

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

77

 

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

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This provision adds a “reasonable excuse” defence to the “unauthorised disclosure” offence and

 

expressly provides that the defence applies where the permission is given by the person issuing the

 

warrant or the person to whom it is issued, the equivalent of a similar provision in clause 73(2) in

 

relation to communications data authorisations.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 12 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

65

 

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

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.”

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to provide a public interest defence to the offence of disclosure in relation

 

to a warrant issued under this Part.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 12 April 2016                  

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

118

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  53,  page  42,  line  14,  leave out subsection (1) and insert—

 

“(1)    

A Judicial Commissioner may grant a communications data access warrant where

 

the judicial commissioner considers—

 

(a)    

that it is necessary to obtain the data for the purposes of a specific

 

investigation or a specific operation, and

 

(b)    

that the conduct authorised by the warrant is proportionate to what is

 

sought to be achieved.

 

(2)    

The grant of a warrant is subject to restrictions set out in the rest of this Part.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

228

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  53,  page  42,  line  21,  leave out subsection (1)(b)(ii)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

125

 

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Clause  53,  page  42,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Judicial Commissioner may grant a warrant on application from—

 

(a)    

an officer from a relevant public authority involved in the relevant

 

investigation; or,

 

(b)    

an individual designated by the relevant public authority to make

 

applications for warrants to the Judicial Commissioner.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

126

 

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Clause  53,  page  42,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(1B)    

A warrant must—

 

(a)    

name or otherwise identify the person or persons, organisation, premises,

 

or location to which the warrant relates; and

 

(b)    

describe the investigation or operation to which the warrant relates.”


 
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