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

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Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

16

Page     25     [Clause     22],     leave out lines 8 and 9, and insert—

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


   

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

4

Page     29,     line     28     [Clause     27],     leave out from 'department' to end of line 31.


   

Mr David Maclean

59

*Page     31,     line     39,     [Clause     29],     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4) In subsection (1) "relevant public authority" means any of the organisations listed in Schedule (Relevant public authorities).

    (4A) The Secretary of State may by order add any other public authority to Schedule (Relevant public authorities).


   

Mr Secretary Straw

29

Page     36,     line     37     [Clause     32],     leave out 'under section 12(4) of the Police Act 1996 to act in the chief constable's absence' and insert 'to act under section 12(4) of the Police Act 1996'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

30

Page     36,     line     40     [Clause     32],     leave out 'under section 25 of the City of London Police Act 1839 to act in the Commissioner's absence' and insert 'to act under section 25 of the City of London Police Act 1839'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

31

Page     36,     line     44     [Clause     32],     leave out 'authorised' and insert 'designated to act'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

32

Page     36,     line     45     [Clause     32],     leave out 'to act in the Director General's absence'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

40

Page     37,     line     25     [Clause     33],     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (5A),'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

41

Page     37,     line     27     [Clause     33],     at end insert—

    '(5A) Subsection (5) does not apply in the case of the order made on the first occasion on which the Secretary of State exercises his power to make an order under subsection (2)(c).

    (5B) The order made on that occasion shall cease to have effect at the end of the period of forty days beginning with the day on which it was made unless, before the end of that period, it has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (5C) For the purposes of subsection (5B)—

      (a) the order's ceasing to have effect shall be without prejudice to anything previously done or to the making of a new order; and

      (b) in reckoning the period of forty days no account shall be taken of any period during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than four days.'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

65

*Page     42,     line     21     [Clause     39],     at end insert—

    '(3A) The Secretary of State may by order provide, in relation to any public authority, that an application for an authorisation for the carrying out of intrusive surveillance may be made by an individual holding an office, rank or position with that authority only where his office, rank or position is one prescribed by the order.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

45

Page     42,     line     28     [Clause     39],     at end insert—

    '(4A) The Secretary of State shall not make a designation under subsection (3) unless a draft of the order containing the designation has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.


   

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

5

Page     47,     line     11,     leave out Clause 44.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

46

Page     47,     line     11     [Clause     44],     leave out 'any one or more' and insert 'one or both'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

47

Page     47,     line     18     [Clause     44],     leave out paragraph (c).


   

Mr Secretary Straw

66

*Page     48,     line     33     [Clause     45],     at end insert 'except for the purposes of or in relation to—

      (a) the grant or renewal of any authorisation under section 27 or 28 on the grounds of its being necessary in the interests of national security; or

      (b) any authorisation under either of those sections which was granted, or (if renewed) last renewed, on those grounds.'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

39

Page     50     [Clause     46],     leave out lines 5 to 8 and insert—

      '(b) must describe the protected information to which the notice relates;

      (c) must specify the matters falling within subsection (2)(b)(i) or (ii) by reference to which the notice is given;

      (d) must specify the office, rank or position held by the person giving it;

      (e) must state whether or not the notice is one that may be complied with by the provision of the protected information in an intelligible form (without the disclosure of a key);

      (f) must specify the time by which the notice is to be complied with;

      (g) must specify the manner in which any key is to be disclosed (or information provided) in compliance with the notice; and

      (h) subject to paragraph (a), may take such form and be given in such manner as the person giving it thinks fit.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

67

*Page     50,     line     44     [Clause     47],     after 'believes' insert—

      '(a) that there are special circumstances of the case which mean that the purposes for which it was believed necessary to impose the requirement in question would be defeated, in whole or in part, if the direction were not given; and

      (b)''.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff
Mr Simon Hughes
Mr Richard Allan

18

Page     51,     line     10,     leave out Clause 49.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

26

Page     52,     line     23     [Clause     50],     after 'investigation' insert 'or operation'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

37

Page     53,     line     13     [Clause     50],     leave out 'authorised-' and insert 'confined to a disclosure made to a relevant Commissioner or authorised—

      ( ) by such a Commissioner;'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

38

Page     53,     line     25     [Clause     50],     at end insert—

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

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Miss Ann Widdecombe
Mr Peter Luff

20

Page     53,     line     42     [Clause     51],     at end add—

      '(aa) that a key disclosed in pursuance of a section 46 notice is stored safely and kept safe at all times;'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

68

*Page     56,     line     5     [Clause     53],     leave out from 'appoint' to end of line 7 and insert 'a Commissioner to be known as the Interception of Communications Commissioner'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

69

*Page     56,     line     25     [Clause     53],     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Secretary Straw

70

*Page     56,     line     39     [Clause     53],     leave out 'and the Covert Investigations Commissioner shall each' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

71

*Page     56,     line     46     [Clause     53],     leave out 'either' and insert 'the Interception of Communications'.


   

Mr Secretary Straw

72

*Page     57,     line     1     [Clause     53],     leave out from 'as' to end of line 9 and insert 'the Interception of Communications Commissioner unless he holds or has held a high judicial office (within the meaning of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876).'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

73

*Page     57,     line     10     [Clause     53],     leave out 'Each of the Commissioners' and insert 'The Interception of Communications Commissioner'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

74

*Page     57,     line     11     [Clause     53],     leave out 'each Commissioner' and insert 'him'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

75

*Page     57,     line     13     [Clause     53],     at end insert—

    '( ) The Secretary of State shall, after consultation with the Interception of Communications Commissioner and subject to the approval of the Treasury as to numbers, provide him with such staff as the Secretary of State considers necessary for the carrying out of the Commissioner's functions.'.

   

Mr Secretary Straw

76

*Page     57,     line     20     [Clause     53],     leave out subsection (9).


   

Mr Secretary Straw

77

*Page     58,     line     3     [Clause     54],     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Secretary Straw

78

*Page     58,     line     18     [Clause     54],     leave out 'or the Covert Investigations Commissioner'.

 
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