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Notices of Amendments: 1 June 2016                     

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

313

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  24,   at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

A warrant may be considered necessary as mentioned in subsection (2)(b) and (3)

 

only where there is a reasonable suspicion that a serious criminal offence has been

 

or is likely to be committed.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

These amendments would require that there is reasonable suspicion of serious crime for a warrant

 

authorising interception and delete the separate subsection relating to economic well-being of the

 

UK.

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

236

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  30,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

237

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  31,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioners”

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

262

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

The fact that the information which would be obtained under a warrant relates  to

 

the activities in the British Islands of a trade union is not, of itself, sufficient  to

 

establish that the warrant is necessary on grounds falling within this section.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment restricts the application of warrants in relation to trade union activity.

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

263

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

A warrant may not be considered necessary under the grounds set out in (2)(a)   or

 

(2)(c) merely because it relates to the activities of—

 

(a)    

a trade union within the meaning of s.1 Trade Union and Labour

 

Relations  (Consolidation) Act 1992 which is or are listed under s.2 of that

 

Act and  certified as independent under ss.6 of that Act;


 
 

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(b)    

a member, or members, of such trade union or trade unions in relation to  

 

such a trade union or trade unions;

 

(c)    

a trade union not listed under s.2 of the Trade Union and Labour

 

Relations  (Consolidation) Act 1992, to the extent that those activities are

 

conducted in  conjunction with the activities of a trade union included in

 

paragraph (a);

 

(d)    

an international federation of trade unions, to the extent that those  

 

activities are conducted in conjunction with the activities of a trade union  

 

included in paragraph (a), or to the extent that those activities are

 

conducted in  conjunction with individuals included in paragraph (b).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment restricts the application of warrants in relation to trade union activity.

 


 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

314

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  24,  page  18,  line  39,   leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Judicial

 

Commissioner”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 316.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

315

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  24,  page  18,  line  41,   leave out subsection (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

the warrant involves a member of a relevant legislature.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 316.

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

238

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  14,  line  39,  leave out Clause 19


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Theresa May

 

37

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  19,  page  16,  line  4,  leave out subsection (6)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on new clause 5.

 


 

Mr David Davis

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

208

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  4,  leave out “review the person’s conclusions as to the

 

following matters” and insert “determine”

 

Mr David Davis

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

209

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  10,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

264

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  10,  leave out from “must” to end of line 11, and insert

 

“subject a person’s decision to issue a warrant under this Chapter to close scrutiny to

 

ensure that the objective in issuing a warrant is sufficiently important to justify any

 

limitation of a Convention right and, in particular, refuse to approve a person’s decision

 

to issue a warrant under this Chapter unless satisfied that it complies with the general

 

duties in relation to privacy under section [General duties in relation to privacy]”


 
 

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

265

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  10,  leave out from “must” to end of line 11, and insert

 

“subject a person’s decision to issue a warrant under this Chapter to close scrutiny to

 

ensure that the objective in issuing a warrant is sufficiently important to justify any

 

limitation of a Convention right”

 

Andy Burnham

 

Keir Starmer

 

Lyn Brown

 

Jack Dromey

 

Sarah Champion

 

Sue Hayman

 

266

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  10,  leave out from “must” to end of line 11, and insert

 

“refuse to approve a person’s decision to issue a warrant under this Chapter where the

 

Judicial Commissioner is not satisfied that the warrant is necessary on the grounds set out

 

in Clause 21(1)(a) and proportionate on the grounds set out in Clause 21(1)(b).”

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

53

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  7,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State may not issue the warrant without the approval of the

 

Prime Minister.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

In cases where clause 24 applies, the amendment requires the Prime Minister to approve the

 

warrant.

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

316

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  7,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

“(2)    

Further to the requirements set out elsewhere in this Part, the Judicial

 

Commissioner may only issue a warrant if—

 

(a)    

there are reasonable grounds for believing that an indictable offence has

 

been committed,

 

(b)    

there are reasonable grounds for believing that the material is likely to be

 

of substantial value to the investigation in connection to the offence at

 

(a),


 
 

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(c)    

other proportionate methods of obtaining the material have been tried

 

without success or have not been tried because it appeared that they were

 

bound to fail,

 

(d)    

it is in the public interest having regard to the democratic interest in the

 

confidentiality of correspondence with members of a relevant

 

legislature.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

These amendments would ensure that applications for warrants to intercept the communications

 

of elected politicians would be made to the Judicial Commissioner rather than to the Secretary of

 

State via the Prime Minister. They would also set out additional requirements that the Judicial

 

Commissioner must take into account before granting a warrant.

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

1

 

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  8,  at end insert “and where the member is a member of the

 

House of Commons he must also consult the Speaker of the House of Commons”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to consult the Speaker before deciding to

 

issue a warrant that applied to an MP’s communications.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Amanda Solloway

 

Mark Pritchard

 

137

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  8,  after “Minister” insert “and give sufficient notice to the

 

relevant Presiding Officer of the relevant legislature to enable the relevant Presiding

 

Officer to be heard at the hearing before the Judicial Commissioner”

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Amanda Solloway

 

Mark Pritchard

 

138

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

In this section “the relevant Presiding Officer” means—

 

(a)    

the Speaker of the House of Commons,

 

(b)    

the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords,

 

(c)    

the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament,

 

(d)    

the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales,

 

(e)    

the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly,

 

(f)    

the President of the European Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment adds the safeguard of giving the Speaker, or other Presiding Officer, of the

 

relevant legislature, sufficient notice before the Secretary of State decides whether to issue a

 

warrant for targeted interception or examination of members’ communications, to enable the

 

Speaker or Presiding Officer to be heard at the hearing before the Judicial Commissioner.

 



 
 

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Ms Harriet Harman

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Amanda Solloway

 

Mark Pritchard

 

139

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  16,  leave out subsections (1) to (3)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the power to apply for a warrant the purpose of which is to authorise the

 

interception, or selection for examination, of items subject to legal privilege.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Amanda Solloway

 

Mark Pritchard

 

140

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  44,  leave out subsection (4)(c)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 141.

 

Ms Harriet Harman

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Ms Karen Buck

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Amanda Solloway

 

Mark Pritchard

 

141

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  7,  after “considers” insert—

 

“(a)    

that there are exceptional and compelling circumstances that make it

 

necessary to authorise the interception, or (in the case of a targeted

 

examination warrant) the selection for examination, of items subject to

 

legal privilege, and

 

(b)    

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

These amendments introduce a threshold test for the interception or examination of

 

communications likely to include items subject to legal privilege, reflecting the strong presumption

 

against interference with lawyer-client confidentiality.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 1 June 2016                     

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Investigatory Powers Bill, continued

 
 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

307

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  27,  page  21,  line  7,  leave out “or organisation”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 267

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

308

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  27,  page  21,  line  8,  leave out “or organisation”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 267

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

309

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  27,  page  21,  line  13,  leave out “or describe as many of those persons as is

 

reasonably practicable to name or describe” and insert “or specifically identify all of those

 

persons using unique identifiers”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 267

 

Joanna Cherry

 

Gavin Newlands

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Richard Arkless

 

Angela Crawley

 

Margaret Ferrier

 

310

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  27,  page  21,  line  15,  leave out “or organisation”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See amendment 267


 
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