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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 14th March 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE F


Mr Charles Clarke That, during proceedings on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill, the Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thurdays at Nine o'clock and at half-past Two o'clock.

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 to be proposed by Mr Charles Clarke.

Mr Charles Clarke To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order, namely, 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'.


   

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'.

   

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'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

9

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


   

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 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'.


   

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.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

20

Clause     21,     page     23,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(4A) Where it appears to the designated person that a postal or telecommunications operator is not or may not be in possession of, but is or may be capable of obtaining any communications data, the designated person shall not give a notice under subsection (4) unless he has obtained a certificate of technical capability from the Technical Approval Board.'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

21

Clause     21,     page     23,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(4B) In this section "a certificate of technical capability" means a certificate in writing given by The Technical Approval Board to the effect that the postal or telecommunications operator—

      (a) is technically capable of obtaining the communications data, or

      (b) could be technically (1) capable of obtaining the communications data if certain steps were taken, and the certificate—

          (i) specifies or describes such steps; and

          (ii) certifies that the taking of such steps would be proportionate to what is sought to be achieved by so obtaining the data.'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

36

*Clause     46,     page     47,     line     11,     leave out ', or is likely to do so'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

37

*Clause     46,     page     47,     line     13,     leave out ', or is likely to do so'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

38

*Clause     46,     page     47,     line     18,     leave out ', or is likely to do so'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

39

*Clause     46,     page     47,     line     21,     leave out ', or is likely to do so'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

40

*Clause     46,     page     47,     line     25,     leave out from 'excise' to end of line 27.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

41

*Clause     46,     page     48,     line     1,     after 'detecting', insert 'serious'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

43

*Clause     46,     page     48,     line     3,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4) A notice in this section requiring disclosure of any key—

      (a) must be in writing in the prescribed form and be addressed to the recipient of the key and be signed and dated by a person with appropriate authority as described in Schedule 1;

      (b) detail the specific protected information required; and

      (c) name the person or persons who have the appropriate permission to serve the notice and order the decryption of the specific protected information sought.'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

42

*Clause     46,     page     48,     leave out lines 3 to 9.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

44

*Clause     46,     page     48,     line     13,     leave out 'or otherwise identified by, or in accordance with,'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

23

Schedule     1,     page     78,     line     22,     leave out from 'office' to end of line 24.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

24

Schedule     1,     page     78,     line     28,     leave out from 'warrant' to 'contained'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

25

Schedule     1,     page     78,     line     31,     leave out 'or authorisation'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

26

Schedule     1,     page     78,     line     33,     leave out 'or authorisation'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

27

Schedule     1,     page     78,     leave out lines 45 to 47.

 
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