Subject-matter of warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 6:15 pm ar 19 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 6:15, 19 Ebrill 2016

I understand the point the Minister is making and the need for these powers to be practical and effective in real time. He says that they are not theoretical but real, and I absolutely accept that, but David Anderson is someone who will have appreciated that more than many others. He has been working in this field and dealing with those issues for many years. He is hardly likely to make the mistake of theorising about something that he knows about in great detail in the practical examination, so is he just plain wrong when he raises this concern? He has raised it not just once, but on a number of occasions, in detail, and he knows how these things work.