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

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Mr Harry Cohen

77

Clause     22,     page     25,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(8A) A postal or telecommunications operator can at any time seek guidance from the Interception of Communications Commissioner before disclosing communications data in response to an authorisation under section 21(3), and shall do so if he believes a particular authorisation to be disproportionate to the matters falling within section 21(2).'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe

Mr Oliver Heald

Mr Peter Luff

160

*Clause     24,     page     25,     leave out line 45.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

145

*Clause     24,     page     25,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '"judge" means—

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

      (b) in Scotland, a sheriff;

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe

Mr Oliver Heald

Mr Peter Luff

161

*Clause     24,     page     26,     line     12,     leave out from '(e)' to end of line 17 and insert 'with which the person specified in section 6(2) hold office, value or position'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

146

*Clause     24,     page     26,     line     19,     leave out 'notices' and insert 'orders'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

147

*Clause     24,     page     26,     line     20,     leave out 'granted or given' and insert 'sought'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

148

*Clause     24,     page     26,     line     23,     leave out 'may be granted or notices given' and insert 'or orders may be sought'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

79

Clause     28,     page     29,     line     28,     at end insert 'and such other requirements as may be imposed by order made by the Secretary of State.'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

80

Clause     28,     page     30,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '() The Secretary of State may by order—

      (a) prohibit the authorisation under this section of any such conduct or uses of covert human intelligence sources as may be described in the order; and

      (b) impose requirements, in addition to those provided for by subsection (2), that must be satisfied before an authorisation is granted under this section for any such conduct or uses of covert human intelligence sources as may be so described.'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

81

Clause     28,     page     30,     line     38,     at end insert '(whether or not the same one in the case of each reference).'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

91

Clause     29,     page     30,     line     42,     leave out 'made by the Secretary of State' and insert 'under this section'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

92

Clause     29,     page     31,     line     1,     leave out 'The Secretary of State may by order' and insert 'An order under this section may'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

93

Clause     29,     page     31,     line     7,     leave out 'this section' and insert 'subsection (1)'.

   

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 Charles Clarke

94

Clause     29,     page     31,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(5) The power to make an order under this section shall be exercisable by the Secretary of State.

    (6) Subject to subsections (7) and (8), the power to make an order under this section for the purposes of the grant of authorisations for conduct in Northern Ireland shall also be exercisable by the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland acting jointly.

    (7) The power of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland to make an order under this section by virtue of subsection (1) or (3) shall not be exercisable except in relation to an authority specified for the purposes of this section by an order made under subsection (4)(h) by those Ministers acting jointly.

    (8) The power of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland to make an order under this section—

      (a) shall not include power to make any provision dealing with an excepted matter;

      (b) shall not include power, except with the consent of the Secretary of State, to make any provision dealing with a reserved matter.

    (9) The power of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland to make an order under this section shall be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979; and any such statutory rule containing an order under this section shall be subject to negative resolution (within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954).

    (10) An order under this section made by the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland may—

      (a) make different provision for different cases;

      (b) contain such incidental, supplemental, consequential and transitional provision as those Ministers think fit.

    (11) In this section "excepted matter" and "reserved matter" have the same meanings as in the Northern Ireland Act 1998; and, in relation to those matters, section 98(2) of that Act (meaning of "deals with") applies for the purposes of this section as it applies for the purposes of that Act.'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

82

Clause     41,     page     42,     line     12,     leave out 'subsection (4)' and insert 'subsections (4) and (7A)'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

83

Clause     41,     page     42,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '(7A) The Secretary of State may by order provide in relation to authorisations of such descriptions as may be specified in the order that subsection (3) is to have effect as if the period at the end of which an authorisation of a description so specified is to cease to have effect were such period shorter than that provided for by that subsection as may be fixed by or determined in accordance with that order.'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

84

Clause     41,     page     42,     line     47,     leave out from 'references' to end of line 3 on page 43 and insert—

      '(a) in the case of the grant of an authorisation to which paragraph (c) does not apply, to the time at which or, as the case may be, day on which the authorisation is granted;

      (b) in the case of the renewal of an authorisation to which paragraph (c) does not apply, to the time at which or, as the case may be, day on which the authorisation would have ceased to have effect but for the renewal; and

      (c) in the case of any grant or renewal that takes effect under subsection (2) of section 34 at a time or on a day later than that given by paragraph (a) or (b), to the time at which or, as the case may be, day on which the grant or renewal takes effect in accordance with that subsection.'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

85

Clause     42,     page     43,     line     23,     after '(3)' insert 'Subject to subsection (5A),'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

86

Clause     42,     page     43,     line     31,     leave out 'subsection (3)' and insert 'subsections (3) and (5A)'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

87

Clause     42,     page     43,     line     43,     after '(5)' insert 'Subject to subsection (5A),'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

88

Clause     42,     page     44,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(5A) The Secretary of State may by order provide in relation to authorisations of such descriptions as may be specified in the order that subsection (3), (4) or (5) is to have effect as if the period at the end of which an authorisation of a description so specified is to cease to have effect were such period shorter than that provided for by that subsection as may be fixed by or determined in accordance with that order.'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

89

Clause     43,     page     44,     line     22,     leave out 'of subsection (5)' and insert 'mentioned in subsection (2)(c)'.

   

Mr Charles Clarke

90

Clause     43,     page     44,     line     36,     leave out 'designated for the purposes of section 27 or 28'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

36

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

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

37

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

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

38

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

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

39

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

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

40

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

 
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