Special rules for certain mutual assistance warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:30 pm ar 14 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 12:30, 14 Ebrill 2016

No amendments have been tabled, and I do not oppose the clause, but I have a question that I would like the Solicitor General to deal with now, or at some other convenient point. In any event, I understand that these warrants are not particularly common.

Clause 33(1) makes it clear that the provisions apply predominantly where the subject of interception is outside the United Kingdom, and it effectively allows for sign-off at the senior official level. Notwithstanding that the subject is outside the United Kingdom, do the measures permit interception involving individuals in the UK or the British Isles if they are in communication with the subject? I ask for clarification, because I cannot find an answer myself.