Amendments proposed to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill - continued House of Commons

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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 Charles Clarke

55

Clause     21,     page     24,     line     7,     leave out ', as soon as reasonably practicable,'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

56

Clause     21,     page     24,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '() A person who is under a duty by virtue of subsection (6) shall not be required to do anything in pursuance of that duty which it is not reasonably practicable for him to do.'.


   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

68

Clause     29,     page     31,     line     18,     at end add 'a draft of which has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.


   

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.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

28

Schedule     1,     page     79,     leave out lines 7 to 18.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

29

Schedule     1,     page     79,     leave out line 23.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

30

Schedule     1,     page     79,     line     24,     leave out 'any resident magistrate' and insert 'a county court judge'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

31

Schedule     1,     page     79,     line     26,     leave out 'or of a justice of the peace'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

32

Schedule     1,     page     80,     leave out lines 1 to 31.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

33

Schedule     1,     page     81,     leave out lines 1 to 36.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

17

Page     49,     line     12,     leave out Clause 49.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

69

*Clause     50,     page     50,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '() A requirement to keep anything secret shall not be included in a section 46 notice except where—

      (a) it is included with the consent of the person who for the purposes of Schedule 1 granted the permission for the giving of the notice; or

      (b) the person who gives the notice is himself a person whose permission for the giving of such a notice in relation to the information in question would have constituted appropriate permission under that Schedule.'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

45

Clause     50,     page     50,     line     14,     leave out from ', or' to end of line 16.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

46

Clause     50,     page     50,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(2A) A section 46 notice shall not contain a requirement to keep anything secret for a period exceeding one year.

    (2B) A requirement made under a section 46 notice to keep anything secret may be renewed for periods not exceeding one year by authorisation of the person with appropriate authority under Schedule 1, and any such renewal shall be notified to the person in writing.'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

70

*Clause     50,     page     51,     line     6,     leave out from 'authorised' to 'came' in line 10 and insert—

      '(a) by the terms of the notice;

      (b) by or on behalf of the person who gave the notice; or

      (c) by or on behalf of a person who—

          (i) is in lawful possession of the protected information to which the notice relates; and

          (ii)''.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe

47

Clause     52,     page     52,     leave out lines 35 to 39 and insert—

    '"key" in relation to protected information, means the specific key(s), code, password, algorithm, or other data the use of which (with or without other keys)—

      (a) allows access to the protected information, or

      (b) facilitates the putting of the protected information into an intelligible form.'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

71

*Clause     68,     page     72,     line     26,     after 'section' insert '6(2A),'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

22

Clause     71,     page     75,     line     7,     at end insert '"technical obligations under this Act" means steps to be specified or described in a notice pursuant to section 12(2) and steps needed to be taken pursuant to section 21(4) in order to be capable of obtaining any communications data.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

52

Clause     73,     page     76,     line     43,     after 'section', insert 'and section 12'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald

53

Clause     73,     page     76,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '( ) Section 12 of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint, save that he shall not appoint such a day unless he has made a statement to the House of Commons to the effect:

      (a) that such obligations as it appears to him reasonable to impose for the purpose of section 12(1) of this Act would be—

          (i) technically competent for the purpose; and

          (ii) proportionate thereto; and

      (b) that he has assessed the costs of compliance and—

          (i) that they are reasonable and

          (ii) that he shall make a contribution thereto;

    and he shall specify the amount.'.


 
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