Offence of making unauthorised disclosures

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:00 pm ar 14 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 3:00, 14 Ebrill 2016

There is a balance to be struck, of the kind that I described. The hon. and learned Lady is right that the route to the commissioner must be clear and straightforward, allowing people of the kind that the hon. and learned Gentleman described to know how they can bring their concerns to his attention. That is why clause 203 provides the information gateway that I spoke about earlier. That is the point made by the Joint Committee. What we have done in clause 203 is essentially give life to the Committee’s recommendations about a direct route to the commissioner.