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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 4th April 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE F


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

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.

   

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.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

178

Clause     46,     page     47,     line     33,     leave out from '(3)' to end of line 36.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

179

Clause     46,     page     47,     line     38,     after 'imposition', insert 'having regard to the purposes for which the key is used'.

   

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

41

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

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

180

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     1,     leave out from 'crime' to end of line 2.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

177

Clause 46,     page     48,     line     2,     leave out 'in the interests of' and insert 'for the purpose of safeguarding'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

43

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

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

      (a) 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
Mr Peter Luff

42

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

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

181

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     4,     leave out 'must be given in a manner that produces a record of it having been given' and insert 'by electronic means in a manner—

          (i) that produces a record of it having been given,

          (ii) that produces a record of its having been received, and

          (iii) that incorporates an electronic signature using a format and key which has previously been communicated to the recipient in writing;'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

173

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     6,     leave out from '(a),' to 'and' in line 7 and insert 'shall take such form and be given in such manner as the Secretary of State shall by regulations prescribe;'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

182

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     9,     at end insert ', having reasonable regard to the technical difficulties of performing the disclosure'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

172

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     9,     at end insert—

      '( ) must identify the person who gave the appropriate permission, and the paragraph of Schedule 1 under which it was given.'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

183

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     9,     at end insert—

      '( ) must, unless the protected information is already in the possession of the recipient of the notice, be accompanied by—

          (i) the protected information,

          (ii) a sample of the protected information sufficient to identify all of the keys which may be relevant to putting it into intelligible form, or

          (iii) some other means to identify all of those relevant keys.'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

184

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     9,     at end insert—

      '( ) must specify the matters falling within subsection (3) by reference to which the notice is given;

      ( ) must identify the person who gave the appropriate permission and the paragraph of Schedule 1 under which it was given;'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

185

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     9,     at end insert—

      '( ) must, except where a direction to the contrary has been given in accordance with subsection (3) of section 47, inform the recipient of his right to provide the protected information in an intelligible form in accordance with subsection (2) of section 47.'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

44

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

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr A. J. Beith

186

Clause     46,     page     48,     line     14,     at end insert 'but the provisions of the notice shall not specify or otherwise identify a person for the purposes of paragraph (b) unless he holds an office, rank or position with the same relevant public authority as the person giving the notice'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

176

Clause 46,     page     48,     line     20,     at end add—

    '( ) A notice under this section shall remain in force for no longer than one year.

    ( ) A notice under this section may be renewed for periods not exceeding one year by authorisation by the person with appropriate authority under Schedule 1, and any such renewal shall be notified to the person in writing.'.


   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

23

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

24

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

25

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

26

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

27

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

28

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

29

Schedule     1,     page     79,     leave out line 23.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

30

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

31

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

32

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

33

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

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

174

Schedule 1,     page     81,     line     43,     after 'relates)', insert 'for one year or'.

   

Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Oliver Heald
Mr Peter Luff

175

Schedule 1,     page     81,     line     43,     after 'such', insert 'earlier'.


   

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

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.'.

 
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