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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 15 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withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

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,


 
 

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(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

 

(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

 

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.


 
 

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(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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that only police forces and security agencies may request a

 

communications data warrant, except where the warrant is issued for the purpose of preventing

 

death, in which circumstances emergency and rescue services also fall within the definition.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

105

 

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

 

“An ambulance

Duty Manager of

All

(g)”

 
 

trust in England

Ambulance

   
  

Trust Control

   
  

Rooms

   
 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 106 and 108 replace the existing entry for ambulance trusts in

 

England with a new entry containing a revised definition for such trusts and restricting the

 

purposes for which data may be obtained.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

106

 

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

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 105.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

107

 

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

  

“Group Manager (Control)

All

(b) and (d)”

 
 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment prevents the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board from obtaining


 
 

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data for the purpose of preventing or detecting crime or of preventing disorder, or in the interests

 

of public safety.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

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,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 105.

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

136

 

Page  50,  line  22,  leave out Clause 62

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

237

 

Page  50,  line  35,  leave out Clause 63

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

238

 

Page  51,  line  9,  leave out Clause 64

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment to Clause 64 would delete the provision that states that local authorities are

 

relevant public authorities for the purposes of the Bill and would delete associated Clauses 65 and

 

66.

 



 
 

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Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

239

 

Page  51,  line  30,  leave out Clause 65

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

240

 

Page  52,  line  6,  leave out Clause 66

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The amendment provides for the SPoC scheme to be operated under the authority of the

 

Investigatory Powers Commissioner.

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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.”


 
 

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Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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.”

 


 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.

 

( )    

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”


 
 

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Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

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

 

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

 

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.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

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.


 
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