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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Monday 6 June 2016

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Investigatory Powers Bill


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO, AND AMENDMENTS TO, PART 1;

 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO, AND AMENDMENTS TO, PART 8

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“General duties in relation to privacy

 

(1)    

Subsection (2) applies where a public authority is deciding whether—

 

(a)    

to issue, renew or cancel a warrant under Part 2, 5, 6 or 7,

 

(b)    

to modify such a warrant,

 

(c)    

to approve a decision to issue, renew or modify such a warrant,

 

(d)    

to grant, approve or cancel an authorisation under Part 3,

 

(e)    

to give a notice in pursuance of such an authorisation or under Part 4 or

 

section 216, 217 or 220,

 

(f)    

to vary or revoke such a notice,

 

(g)    

to approve a decision to give a notice under section 216 or 217, or

 

(h)    

to apply for or otherwise seek any issue, grant, giving, modification,

 

variation or renewal of a kind falling within paragraph (a), (b), (d), (e) or

 

(f).

 

(2)    

The public authority must have regard to—

 

(a)    

whether what is sought to be achieved by the warrant, authorisation or

 

notice could reasonably be achieved by other less intrusive means,

 

(b)    

the public interest in the integrity and security of telecommunication

 

systems and postal services, and

 

(c)    

any other aspects of the public interest in the protection of privacy.

 

(3)    

The duties under subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

apply so far as they are relevant in the particular context, and

 

(b)    

are subject to the need to have regard to other considerations that are also

 

relevant in that context.

 

(4)    

The other considerations may, in particular, include—

 

(a)    

the interests of national security or of the economic well-being of the

 

United Kingdom,


 
 

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(b)    

the public interest in preventing or detecting serious crime,

 

(c)    

other considerations which are relevant to—

 

(i)    

whether the conduct authorised or required by the warrant,

 

authorisation or notice is proportionate, or

 

(ii)    

whether it is necessary to act for a purpose provided for by this

 

Act,

 

(d)    

the requirements of the Human Rights Act 1998, and

 

(e)    

other requirements of public law.

 

(5)    

In this section “public authority” includes the relevant judicial authority (within

 

the meaning of section 66) where the relevant judicial authority is deciding

 

whether to approve under that section an authorisation under Part 3.”

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Civil liability for certain unlawful interceptions

 

(1)    

An interception of a communication is actionable at the suit or instance of—

 

(a)    

the sender of the communication, or

 

(b)    

the recipient, or intended recipient, of the communication,

 

    

if conditions A to D are met.

 

(2)    

Condition A is that the interception is carried out in the United Kingdom.

 

(3)    

Condition B is that the communication is intercepted—

 

(a)    

in the course of its transmission by means of a private telecommunication

 

system, or

 

(b)    

in the course of its transmission, by means of a public telecommunication

 

system, to or from apparatus that is part of a private telecommunication

 

system.

 

(4)    

Condition C is that the interception is carried out by, or with the express or

 

implied consent of, a person who has the right to control the operation or use of

 

the private telecommunication system.

 

(5)    

Condition D is that the interception is carried out without lawful authority.

 

(6)    

For the meaning of “interception” and other key expressions used in this section,

 

see sections 3 to 5.”

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mr Keith Simpson

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause—


 
 

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“Offence of unlawful use of investigatory powers

 

(1)    

A relevant person is guilty of an offence if—

 

(a)    

by way of conduct described in this Act, he knowingly or recklessly

 

obtains the communications, communications data, secondary data,

 

equipment data or personal information of an individual, and

 

(b)    

the person does not have lawful authority to make use of the investigatory

 

power concerned.

 

(2)    

Subsection (1) does not apply to a relevant person who shows that the person

 

acted in the reasonable belief that the person had lawful authority to obtain the

 

information referred to in subsection (1)(a).

 

(3)    

In this section “relevant person” means a person who holds an office, rank or

 

position with a relevant public authority (within the meaning of Part 3).

 

(4)    

A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable—

 

(a)    

on summary conviction in England and Wales—

 

(i)    

to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months (or 6

 

months, if the offence was committed before the commencement

 

of section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003), or

 

(ii)    

to a fine, or to both;

 

(b)    

on summary conviction in Scotland—

 

(i)    

to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or

 

(ii)    

to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both;

 

(c)    

on summary conviction in Northern Ireland—

 

(i)    

to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or

 

(ii)    

to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both;

 

(d)    

on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2

 

years or to a fine, or to both.

 

(5)    

The offence in this section shall have precedence over any other relevant offences

 

in the Data Protection Act 1998, Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, Computer

 

Misuse Act 1990, and the common law offence of misfeasance in public office.”

 


 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Not called  NC21

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“General duties in relation to privacy

 

(1)    

Subsection (2) applies where a public authority is deciding whether—

 

(a)    

to issue, renew or cancel a warrant under Part 2, 5, 6 or 7,

 

(b)    

to modify such a warrant,

 

(c)    

to approve a decision to issue, renew or modify such a warrant,

 

(d)    

to grant, approve or cancel an authorisation under Part 3,


 
 

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(e)    

to give a notice in pursuance of such an authorisation or under Part 4 or

 

section 216, 217 or 220,

 

(f)    

to vary or revoke such a notice,

 

(g)    

to approve a decision to give a notice under section 216 or 217, or

 

(h)    

to apply for or otherwise seek any issue, grant, giving, modification,

 

variation or renewal of a kind falling within paragraph (a), (b), (d), (e) or

 

(f).

 

(2)    

The public authority must give effect to—

 

(a)    

the requirements of the Human Rights Act 1998, and

 

(b)    

other requirements of public law.

 

(3)    

The public authority must also have regard to—

 

(a)    

whether what is sought to be achieved by the warrant, authorisation or

 

notice could reasonably be achieved by other less intrusive means,

 

(b)    

the public interest in the integrity and security of telecommunication

 

systems and postal services, and

 

(c)    

any other aspects of the public interest in the protection of privacy.

 

(4)    

The duties under subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

apply so far as they are relevant in the particular context, and

 

(b)    

are subject to the need to have regard to other considerations that are also

 

relevant in that context.

 

(5)    

The other considerations may, in particular, include—

 

(a)    

the interests of national security or of the economic well-being of the

 

United Kingdom,

 

(b)    

the public interest in preventing or detecting serious crime,

 

(c)    

other considerations which are relevant to—

 

(i)    

whether the conduct authorised or required by the warrant,

 

authorisation or notice is proportionate, or

 

(ii)    

whether it is necessary to act for a purpose provided for by this

 

Act.

 

(6)    

In this section “public authority” includes the relevant judicial authority (within

 

the meaning of section 66) where the relevant judicial authority is deciding

 

whether to approve under that section an authorisation under Part 3.”

 

 


 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mr Keith Simpson

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

This Act sets out the extent to which certain investigatory powers may be used to

 

interfere with an individual’s privacy.”


 
 

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Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  26

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  5,  leave out “sets out” and insert “imposes certain duties in

 

relation to privacy and contains other protections for privacy.

 

(1A)    

These other protections include”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  27

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  leave out “It” and insert “This Part”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  28

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  leave out “Other” and insert “Further”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  29

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  after “exist” insert “—

 

(i)    

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  30

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  after “1998” insert “,

 

(ii)    

in section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (unlawful

 

obtaining etc. of personal data),

 

(iii)    

in section 48 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006 (offence of

 

interception or disclosure of messages),

 

(iv)    

in sections 1 to 3A of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (computer

 

misuse offences),

 

(v)    

in the common law offence of misfeasance in public office,”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  31

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  after “circumstances” insert “(including under a warrant)”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  32

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  after “lawful” insert “in pursuance of an authorisation or

 

under a warrant”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  33

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  12,  after “data” insert “in pursuance of a notice”

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

Agreed to  34

 

Clause  10,  page  8,  line  20,  leave out “for the purpose of regulatory functions” and

 

insert “in connection with the regulation of—

 

(i)    

telecommunications operators, telecommunications services or

 

telecommunication systems, or


 
 

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(ii)    

postal operators or postal services”

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Notification by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner

 

(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,

 

(e)    

covert human intelligence sources,

 

(f)    

entry or interference with property.

 

(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 thirty 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—

 

(a)    

the conduct that has taken place, and

 

(b)    

the provisions under which the conduct has taken place, and

 

(c)    

any known errors that took place within the course of the conduct.

 

(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 an on-going serious crime or

 

national security operation or investigation.

 

(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).”

 



 
 

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Mr Dominic Grieve

 

Sir Alan Duncan

 

Mr George Howarth

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mr Keith Simpson

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

Not called  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.”

 


 

Stephen McPartland

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Mr David Davis

 

Not called  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.

 

(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).”


 
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