Approval of warrants issued in urgent cases

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:30 pm ar 12 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins Ceidwadwyr, Louth and Horncastle 5:30, 12 Ebrill 2016

I sat with my hon. Friend the Member for Fareham and my hon. Friend and neighbour, the Member for Boston and Skegness, on the Joint Committee, where we debated this in great detail. It is right to say that it was not a unanimous decision of the Committee to change the time limit for the urgency provisions. Indeed, I said to the Committee that if that point was ever raised, I would make clear that the decision was not based on any evidence we heard. I will not say that members of the Committee drew the figure out of the air, but—[Interruption.]