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Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 6 June 2016          

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Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mr Keith Simpson

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Referrals by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament

 

(1)    

Subsection (2) applies if the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament

 

refers a matter to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner.

 

(2)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner must inform the Intelligence and

 

Security Committee of Parliament of the outcome of any investigation, inspection

 

or audit arising from such a referral.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To allow the Intelligence and Security Committee to refer matters, on behalf of Parliament, to the

 

Commissioner and to provide a mechanism for the Committee to be informed of the outcome.

 


 

Stephen McPartland

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Mr David Davis

 

NC16

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Investigatory Powers Commissioner: obligation to notify

 

(1)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner is to notify the subject or subjects of

 

investigatory powers relating to the statutory functions identified in section 196,

 

subsections (1), (2) and (3), including—

 

(a)    

the interception or examination of communications,

 

(b)    

the retention, accessing or examination of communications data or

 

secondary data,

 

(c)    

equipment interference,

 

(d)    

access or examination of data retrieved from a bulk personal dataset.

 

(2)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner must only notify subjects of

 

investigatory powers under subsection (1) upon completion of the relevant

 

conduct or the cancellation of the authorisation or warrant.

 

(3)    

The notification under subsection (1) must be sent by writing within ninety days

 

of the completion of the relevant conduct or cancellation of the authorisation or

 

warrant.

 

(4)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner must issue the notification under

 

subsection (1) in writing, including details of the provisions under which the

 

conduct has taken place.

 

(5)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner may postpone the notification under

 

subsection (1) beyond the time limit under subsection (3) if the Commissioner

 

assesses that notification may defeat the purposes of the on-going serious crime

 

or national security operation or investigation.


 
 

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(6)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner must consult with the person to whom

 

the warrant is addressed in order to fulfil an assessment under subsection (5).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new Clause would ensure that individuals are informed after the event that they have been a

 

subject of investigatory powers.

 

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

465

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

There shall be a body corporate known as the Investigatory Powers Commission.

 

( )    

The Investigatory Powers Commission shall have such powers and duties as shall

 

be specified in this Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 469.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

466

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner must appoint—

 

(a)    

the Chief Inspector, and

 

(b)    

such number of Inspectors as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner

 

considers necessary for the carrying out of the functions of the

 

Investigatory Powers Commission.

 

(1B)    

In appointing Investigators the Investigatory Powers Commissioner shall—

 

(a)    

appoint an individual only if the Investigatory Powers Commissioner

 

thinks that the individual—

 

(i)    

has experience or knowledge relating to a relevant matter, and

 

(ii)    

is suitable for appointment,

 

(b)    

have regard to the desirability of the Investigators together having

 

experience and knowledge relating to the relevant matters.

 

(1C)    

For the purposes of subsection (2)(a) the relevant matters are those matters in

 

respect of which the Investigatory Powers Commission has functions including,

 

in particular—

 

(a)    

national security;

 

(b)    

the prevention and detection of serious crime;

 

(c)    

the protection of privacy and the integrity of personal data;


 
 

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(d)    

the security and integrity of computer systems and networks;

 

(e)    

the law, in particular, as it relates to the matters in subsections (-)(a) – (b);

 

(f)    

human rights as defined in Section 9(2) of the Equality Act 2006.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 469.

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

295

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  19,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A paving amendment for the proposed requirement on the Prime Minister to act on the

 

recommendation of the relevant chief justice when appointing Judicial Commissioners.

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sara Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

296

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  20,  leave out paragraph (b)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A paving amendment for the proposed requirement on the Prime Minister to act on the

 

recommendation of the relevant chief justice when appointing Judicial Commissioners.

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sara Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

297

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  21,  leave out paragraph (c)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

A paving amendment for the proposed requirement on the Prime Minister to act on the

 

recommendation of the relevant chief justice when appointing Judicial Commissioners.


 
 

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Mr Douglas Carswell

 

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Clause  194,  page  149,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The term of office of a person appointed under subsection (1)(a) as Investigatory

 

Powers Commissioner must not begin before the Intelligence and Security

 

Committee of Parliament has consented to the proposed appointee.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the appointment of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to be

 

agreed by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sara Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

298

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

When appointing any person under subsection (1), the Prime Minister must act

 

on the recommendation of—

 

(a)    

the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, in relation to Judicial

 

Commissioners appointed from England and Wales,

 

(b)    

the Lord President of the Court of Session, in relation to Judicial

 

Commissioners appointed from Scotland, and

 

(c)    

the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, in relation to Judicial

 

Commissioners appointed from Northern Ireland.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

An amendment to require the Prime Minister to act on the recommendation of the Lord Chief

 

Justice of England and Wales, the Lord President of the court of Session, or the Lord Chief Justice

 

of Northern Ireland, when appointing Judicial Commissioners.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Amanda Solloway

 

Mark Pritchard

 

146

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner shall ensure that all judicial

 

authorisation functions under this Act are carried out by different Commissioners

 

from those who carry out the audit and inspection functions set out in this Part.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Investigatory Powers Commissioner to ensure the separation of the

 

judicial authorisation function from the ex post audit and inspection function..


 
 

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Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

467

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The Prime Minister may make an appointment under subsection (1) only

 

following a recommendation by—

 

(a)    

The Judicial Appointments Commission;

 

(b)    

The Judicial Appointments Board of Scotland; or

 

(c)    

The Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 469.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

468

 

Clause  194,  page  149,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The Chief Inspector is an Inspector and the Chief Inspector and the other

 

Inspector are to be known, collectively, as the Inspectors.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 469.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

469

 

Clause  194,  page  150,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

to the Investigatory Powers Commission are to be read as appropriate to

 

refer to the body corporate, the Investigatory Powers Commission, and in

 

so far as it will refer to the conduct of powers, duties and functions, those

 

shall be conducted by either the Judicial Commissioners or the Inspectors

 

as determined by this Act or by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner,

 

consistent with the provisions of this Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The purpose of these amendments is to replace the proposal to create an Investigatory Powers

 

Commissioner with provisions to create a new Investigatory Powers Commission. They would

 

provide that no appointment can be made except pursuant to a recommendation by the independent


 
 

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bodies in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland tasked with making judicial

 

appointments in those jurisdictions.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  196,  page  151,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

the exercise of functions by virtue of sections 1 to 4 of the Prisons

 

(Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Act 2012,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment gives oversight to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner in relation to

 

authorisations to interfere with wireless telegraphy under the Prisons (Interference with Wireless

 

Telegraphy) Act 2012.

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mr Keith Simpson

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

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Clause  196,  page  152,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

In keeping matters under review in accordance with this section, the Investigatory

 

Powers Commissioner must, in particular, keep under review the operation of

 

safeguards to protect privacy.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

On behalf of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, to make explicit that the

 

Investigatory Powers Commissioner is required to scrutinise the underlying safeguards,

 

procedures and processes relating to bulk powers, including the arrangements for the protection

 

of, and control of access to, material obtained through their use.

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mr Keith Simpson

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

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Clause  197,  page  153,  line  8,  after “Commissioner”, insert “or the Intelligence and


 
 

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Security Committee of Parliament”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

On behalf of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, to allow the Prime Minister

 

to issue directions at the request of the ISC (in addition to the Commissioner).

 


 

Stephen McPartland

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

189

 

Clause  198,  page  153,  line  21,  leave out “if the Commissioner considers that—”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 195.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

472

 

Clause  198,  page  153,  line  21,  leave out from “aware” to end of line 24

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 477.

 

Stephen McPartland

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

190

 

Clause  198,  page  153,  leave out line 23

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 195.

 

Stephen McPartland

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

191

 

Clause  198,  page  153,  leave out line 24

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 195.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

473

 

Clause  198,  page  153,  line  25,  leave out subsections (2) to (5) and insert—

 

“(2)    

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner may decide not to inform a person of an

 

error in exceptional circumstances.


 
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