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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 19 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withdrawn amendments at the end.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].

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

405

 

Clause  91,  page  70,  line  8,  after “crime”, insert “where there is reasonable

 

suspicion that a serious criminal offence has been or is likely to be committed”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

406

 

Clause  91,  page  70,  line  9,  leave out paragraph (c)


 
 

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Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

463

 

Clause  91,  page  70,  line  12,  leave out subsection (6)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

465

 

Clause  91,  page  70,  line  18,  leave out from “include” to end of line 19 and insert—

 

“(a)    

the requirement that other proportionate methods of obtaining the

 

material have been tried without success or have not been tried because

 

they were assessed to be bound to fail, and

 

(b)    

the requirement that a risk assessment has been conducted by the

 

Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s technical advisors with regard to

 

the specific equipment interference proposed, accounting for—

 

(i)    

the risk of collateral interference and intrusion, and

 

(ii)    

the risk to the integrity of communications systems and

 

computer networks, and

 

(iii)    

the risk to public cybersecurity.”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

407

 

Clause  91,  page  70,  line  23,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

408

 

Clause  91,  page  70,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

Targeted equipment interference is only lawful if authorised under this Act.”

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

464

 

Clause  91,  page  70,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

A warrant may only authorise targeted equipment interference or targeted

 

examination as far as the conduct authorised relates—

 

(a)    

to the offence as specified under subsection (5)(b), or


 
 

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(b)    

to some other indictable offence which is connected with or similar to the

 

offence as specified under subsection (5)(b)”

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

410

 

Clause  93,  page  71,  line  21,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

411

 

Clause  93,  page  71,  line  23,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

412

 

Clause  93,  page  71,  line  25,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

413

 

Clause  93,  page  71,  line  28,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

414

 

Clause  93,  page  71,  line  31,  leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

 

“(d)    

the Judicial Commissioner has reasonable grounds for believing that the

 

material      sought is likely to be of substantial value to the investigation or

 

operation to which      the warrant relates.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

These amendments would introduce a requirement that warrants are only granted where there are

 

reasonable grounds for believing material to be obtained will be of substantial value to the

 

investigation or operation, and requires a threshold of reasonable suspicion that a serious

 

criminal offence has been committed in order for a warrant to be granted.


 
 

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Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

415

 

Clause  93,  page  71,  line  35,  leave out from “include” to end of line 36 and insert—

 

“(a)    

the requirement that other proportionate methods of obtaining the

 

material have       been tried without success or have not been tried because

 

they were assessed to be       bound to fail, and

 

(b)    

the requirement that a risk assessment has been conducted by the

 

Investigatory       Powers Commissioner’s technical advisors with regard to

 

the specific equipment       interference proposed, accounting for—

 

(i)    

the risk of collateral interference and intrusion, and

 

(ii)    

the risk to the integrity of communications systems and

 

computer networks, and

 

(iii)    

the risk to public cybersecurity.”

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

467

 

Page  71,  line  40,  leave out Clause 94

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

257

 

Clause  95,  page  72,  line  33,  leave out “the Scottish Ministers have” and insert “a

 

member of the Scottish Government has”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Clause 95(2) provides that a decision to issue a warrant under Clause 92 must be taken personally

 

by a member of the Scottish Government. This amendment corrects Clause 95(5)(b) so that it also

 

refers to a member of the Scottish Government.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

417

 

Page  72,  line  18,  leave out Clause 95

 



 
 

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Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

419

 

Clause  96,  page  72,  line  36,  leave out “law enforcement chief described in Part 1 or

 

2 of the table in Schedule 6” and insert “Judicial Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

420

 

Clause  96,  page  72,  line  37,  leave out “person who is an appropriate law

 

enforcement officer in relation to the chief” and insert “law enforcement chief described

 

in Part 1 of the table in Schedule 6”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

421

 

Clause  96,  page  72,  line  40,  leave out “law enforcement chief” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

422

 

Clause  96,  page  72,  line  42,  leave out “law enforcement chief” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

423

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  1,  leave out “law enforcement chief” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

424

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  4,  leave out paragraph (d)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

425

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  7,  leave out “law enforcement chief described in Part 1 of

 

the table in Schedule 6” and insert “Judicial Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

426

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  8,  leave out “person who is an appropriate law

 

enforcement officer in relation to the chief” and insert “law enforcement chief described

 

in Part 1 of the table in Schedule 6”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

427

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  10,  leave out “law enforcement chief” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

428

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  14,  leave out “law enforcement chief” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

429

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  17,  leave out “law enforcement chief” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

430

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  20,  leave out paragraph (d)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

431

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  23,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

432

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  29,  leave out paragraphs (b) and (c)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

433

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  35,  after “Where”, insert “an application for an equipment

 

interference warrant is made by a law enforcement chief and”

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

434

 

Clause  96,  page  73,  line  39,  leave out subsections (6) to (10)

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

435

 

Clause  96,  page  74,  line  13,  leave out “whether what is sought to be achieved by

 

the warrant could reasonably be achieved by other means” and insert—

 

“(a)    

the requirement that other proportionate methods of obtaining the

 

material have      been tried without success or have not been tried because

 

they were assessed to be      bound to fail, and

 

(b)    

the requirement that a risk assessment has been conducted by the

 

Investigatory      Powers Commissioner’s technical advisors with regard to

 

the specific equipment      interference proposed, accounting for—

 

(i)    

the risk of collateral interference and intrusion, and

 

(ii)    

the risk to the integrity of communications systems and

 

computer networks,       and

 

(iii)    

the risk to public cybersecurity.”


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

436

 

Clause  96,  page  74,  line  16,  leave out subsections (12) and (13)

 

Keir Starmer

 

Jo Stevens

 

Christian Matheson

 

Peter Kyle

 

Stephen Kinnock

 

Sue Hayman

 

459

 

Page  72,  line  35,  leave out Clause 96

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

437

 

Schedule  6,  page  213,  line  15,  leave out Part 2

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

258

 

Clause  97,  page  75,  line  4,  leave out from “a” to “under” and insert “decision to

 

issue a warrant”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, and amendments 259 to 262, each make a minor drafting change to take account

 

of the fact that clause 97 may also apply in a case where a warrant has already been issued (see

 

Clause 98).

 

Mr John Hayes

 

259

 

Clause  97,  page  75,  line  6,  leave out from “a” to “under” and insert “decision to

 

issue a warrant”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the note to amendment 258.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

260

 

Clause  97,  page  75,  line  8,  leave out from “a” to “under” and insert “decision to

 

issue a warrant”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the note to amendment 258.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

261

 

Clause  97,  page  75,  line  10,  leave out from “a” to “under” and insert “decision to

 

issue a warrant”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the note to amendment 258.


 
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