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given up to and including

Tuesday 14th March 2000


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

STANDING COMMITTEE F

REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [14th March], as follows:—Clauses 1 to 46, Schedule 1, Clauses 47 to 56, Schedule 2, Clauses 57 to 72, Schedules 3 and 4, Clause 73, New Clauses, New Schedules.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     10,     after 'intentionally', insert 'or recklessly'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     after 'intentionally', insert 'or recklessly'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

3

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     6,     leave out 'or implied'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

57

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     48,     at end insert 'and the interception is in accordance with provisions of regulations made under section 4(2) with the object of ensuring that the senders and recipients of such communications are made aware of the purposes for which, and the circumstances in which, those communications may be intercepted.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Mr Oliver Heald

48

*Clause     2,     page     4,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '( ) The Secretary of State may by order provide for a further definition of the words—"a substantial section of, the public in any one or more parts of the United Kingdom.".'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

4

Clause     2,     page     4,     line     39,     after 'is', insert 'reasonably'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

5

Clause     3,     page     5,     line     19,     leave out ', or which that person has reasonable grounds for believing'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

6

Clause     3,     page     5,     line     26,     after 'interception', insert ', or the communication is one which that person has reasonable grounds for believing is one sent by, or intended for, a person who has consented to the interception;'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

10

Clause     4,     page     6,     line     24,     at end insert 'under the affirmative resolution procedure'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

59

*Clause     4,     page     6,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(1A) The conditions to be prescribed by subsection (1)(d) above shall require the Secretary of State to be satisfied that the rights of that country or territory provided by the domestic law of that country of territory for a person who has had his communication intercepted shall be no less than those set out in the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

8

Clause     4,     page     6,     line     25,     leave out from '(3)' to 'a' in line 27 and insert 'conduct by any person consisting in the interception of a communication in the course of its transmission by means of a telecommunications system is authorised by this section in so far as it constitutes'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

7

Clause     4,     page     6,     leave out lines 25 to 33.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

11

Clause     4,     page     6,     line     25,     at end insert 'made under the affirmative resolution procedure'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

58

*Clause     4,     page     6,     line     33,     at end insert 'and the regulations must include such provisions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for attaining the object defined in section 1(6)(b).'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

9

Clause     4,     page     6,     line     34,     leave out 'any regulations under'.


   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

60

*Clause     5,     page     7,     line     26,     leave out 'the Secretary of State' and insert 'a judge'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

61

*Clause     5,     page     7,     line     45,     leave out 'The Secretary of State' and insert 'A judge'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

64

*Clause     5,     page     8,     leave out lines 7 and 8.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

62

*Clause     5,     page     8,     line     9,     leave out 'the Secretary of State' and insert 'a judge'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

13

Clause     5,     page     8,     line     24,     after 'warrant', insert 'provided that the same is proportionate to what is sought to be achieved by the conduct expressly authorised or required by the warrant'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

12

Clause     5,     page     8,     line     24,     after 'is', insert 'reasonably'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

63

*Clause     5,     page     8,     line     30,     at end add—

    '(7) For the purpose of this section a judge shall include—

      (a) in England and Wales, a circuit judge;

      (b) in Scotland, a sheriff; or

      (c) in Northern Ireland, a county court judge.'.


   

Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Richard Allan

34

Clause     6,     page     8,     line     44,     leave out 'a Permanent Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence' and insert 'the Chief of the Defence Staff'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

15

Clause     6,     page     9,     leave out lines 4 and 5 and insert—

      '(k) a Permanent Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Social Security.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Richard Allan

14

Clause     6,     page     9,     leave out lines 4 and 5.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

35

Clause     6,     page     9,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Secretary of State shall not make an order under subsection (2)(k) unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House,'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

16

Clause     6,     page     9,     line     9,     after 'order', insert 'under the affirmative resolution procedure'.


   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

65

*Clause     7,     page     9,     leave out lines 12 to 14 and insert—

      '(a) by a judge; or

      (b) in a case falling within subsection (2), by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

66

*Clause     7,     page     9,     line     16,     leave out from 'case' to end of line 17.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

67

*Clause     7,     page     9,     line     29,     leave out 'a senior official' and insert 'the Secretary of State'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

49

*Clause     12,     page     13,     line     45,     after 'order', add ', a draft of which has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House,'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

50

*Clause     12,     page     14,     line     27,     at end add—

      '(aa) such persons appearing to him to be consumers of public postal services or public telecommunications services,'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

51

*Clause     12,     page     14,     line     28,     after '(a)', insert 'and (aa)'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

18

Clause     12,     page     14,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(6A) Before giving a notice for the purposes of subsection (2) the Secretary of State shall obtain a certificate of technical approval from the Technical Approval Board.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

19

Clause     12,     page     14,     line     47,     at end add—

    '(9) In this section "a certificate of technical approval" means a certificate in writing given by the Technical Approval Board to the effect that the steps specified or described in the notice would be—

      (a) technically competent for the purpose set out in subsection (1); and

      (b) proportionate thereto.'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

54

*Clause     17,     page     19,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '() Where any disclosure is proposed to be or has been made on the grounds that it is authorised by subsection (3), section 16(1) shall not prohibit the doing of anything in, or for the purposes of, so much of any legal proceedings as relates to the question whether that disclosure is or was so authorised.'.

 
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