Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Contents

The Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

The Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill was appointed by the House of Commons on 5 November 2015 and the House of Lords on 25 November 2015 to examine the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill and to report to both Houses by 11 February 2016. The Committee ceased to exist on its production of this Report.




The Rt Hon Lord Murphy of Torfaen (Labour, Chairman)

Victoria Atkins MP (Conservative)

Baroness Browning (Conservative)

Suella Fernandes MP (Conservative)

The Rt Hon Lord Butler of Brockwell (Crossbench)

The Rt Hon David Hanson MP (Labour)

The Rt Rev Lord Bishop of Chester (Bishops)

Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour)

Lord Hart of Chilton (Labour)

Stuart C McDonald MP (Scottish National Party)

The Rt Hon Lord Henley (Conservative)

Dr Andrew Murrison MP (Conservative)

Lord Strasburger (Liberal Democrat)

Matt Warman MP (Conservative)


The Committee had the power to send for persons, papers and records; to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House; to report from time to time; to appoint specialist advisers; and to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.


The Report of the Committee was published by The Stationery Office by Order of both Houses. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet at http://www.parliament.uk/draft-investigatory-powers

Committee staff

The staff of the Committee were Duncan Sagar (Lords Clerk), Liam Laurence Smyth (Commons Clerk), Donna Davidson (Second Lords Clerk), Matt Korris (Policy Analyst), Hannah Stewart (Legal Specialist), Claire Morley (Legal Specialist), Joseph Coley (Lords Committee Assistant), Ian Hook (Commons Committee Assistant) and Clare Ramsaran (Press Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, House of Lords, Millbank House, London, SW1A 0PW. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 8443; the Committee’s email address is draftinvestigatorypowersbill@parliament.uk.

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