Amendments proposed to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Secretary Straw

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Page     6,     line     21     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'question' to end of line 24 and insert—

      '(d) the situation is one in relation to which such further conditions as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State are required to be satisfied before conduct may be treated as authorised by virtue of this subsection; and

      (e) the conditions so prescribed are satisfied in relation to that situation.'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

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

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

61

*Page     7,     line     45     [Clause     5],     leave out 'the Secretary of State' and insert 'a judge'.


   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

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

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

63

*Page     8,     line     30     [Clause     5],     at end add—

    '(7) The Secretary of State shall by order set out the procedures by which judges shall be selected for the purposes of this section.

    (8) The Secretary shall not make an order under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

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*Page     8,     line     44     [Clause     6],     leave out paragraph (i) and insert—

      '(i) the Chief of Defence Intelligence;'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

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Page     8,     line     44     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '( ) the Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency;'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw
Mr A. J. Beith

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Page     9     [Clause     6],     leave out lines 4 to 9.

   

Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Hughes

1

Page     9     [Clause     6],     leave out lines 4 and 5.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

23

Page     9,     line     13     [Clause     6],     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Hughes

2

Page     9,     line     14     [Clause     6],     at end add—

    '(6) An interception warrant shall not be issued in respect of any application made by or on behalf of a Permanent Under Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence unless it has been authorised by a Secretary of State other than the Secretary of State for Defence'.

   

Mr A. J. Beith
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Simon Hughes

3

Page     9,     line     18     [Clause     7],     after 'official' add 'who may not be an official responsible to, or subject to, the direction of the person applying for the warrant.'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

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Page     14,     line     7     [Clause     12],     after 'order' insert ', a draft of which has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House,'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

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Page     14,     line     37     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

      '(aa) no more than six persons appearing to him to be representative of consumers of public postal services or public telecommunications services,'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

8

Page     14,     line     41     [Clause     12],     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.'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

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Page     14,     line     41     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

    '( ) A person on whom a notice under subsection (2) is served may apply to the Technical Approval Board for a review.

    ( ) A review may be sought on any of the following grounds—

      (a) that such steps as may be specified or described in the notice are not technically competent for the purpose set out in subsection (1);

      (b) that such steps are not proportionate to the purpose set out in subsection (1); or

      (c) that such steps exceed what is necessary to achieve the purpose set out in subsection (1).

    ( ) On a review application under this section, the Technical Approval Board may either cancel or affirm the notice, and, if it affirms it, may do so either in its original form or with such modifications as the Board may in the circumstances think fit.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

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Page     14,     line     41     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

    '(6A) The Secretary of State shall not make an order under this section unless a draft of the order has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

9

Page     15,     line     11     [Clause     12],     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 Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

13

Page     15,     line     12     [Clause     13],     leave out 'may, if he thinks fit,' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

25

Page     15,     line     28     [Clause     13],     at end insert—

    '() It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that arrangements are in force for securing that persons on whom obligations are imposed by virtue of an order under section 12 receive, by way of payments under this section, such contributions as he thinks appropriate towards the costs incurred, or likely to be incurred, by them in complying with requirements to provide assistance with giving effect to interception warrants.'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

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Page     19,     line     4     [Clause     17],     after 'Tribunal', insert—

      '( ) any proceedings on an appeal or review for which provision is made by an order under section 58(7);'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

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Page     21,     line     44     [Clause     18],     leave out 'authorised-' and insert 'confined to a disclosure made to the Interception of Communications Commissioner or authorised—

      ( ) by that Commissioner;'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

14

Page     23,     line     45     [Clause     21],     leave out from 'health' to end of line 3 on page 24.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

10

Page     24,     line     16     [Clause     21],     at end insert—

    '(4A) Where is 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.'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

11

Page     24,     line     16     [Clause     21],     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 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 Harry Cohen

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Page     24,     line     21     [Clause     21],     at end insert—

    '( ) Communications data obtained on grounds falling within those specified in subsection (2) shall not be subsequently used or disclosed for any other purpose.'.

   

Mr Harry Cohen

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Page     24,     line     22     [Clause     21],     after 'operator', insert ', subject to any guidance he may seek from a relevant Commissioner,'.

   

Mr Harry Cohen

57

Page     24,     line     31     [Clause     21],     at end insert—

    '(9) In this section "relevant Commissioner" means the Data Protection Commissioner, the Interception of Communications Commissioner, the Covert Investigations Commissioner, the Security Service Act Commissioner, the Intelligence Services Act Commissioner or any Surveillance Commissioner'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

15

Page     24     [Clause     22],     leave out lines 42 and 43 and insert—

      '(e) shall take such form and be given in such manner as the Secretary of State shall by regulations prescribe.'.

 
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