Duration of warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 1:00 pm ar 21 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 1:00, 21 Ebrill 2016

Clause 102, on the duration of the equipment interference warrants, is the same as clause 28, on the duration of interception warrants. Urgent warrants must be approved by the judicial commissioner after three working days. The urgent warrant lasts for five working days, at which point it must be renewed or it will expire. My point is that is about practicality, rather than there being anything philosophical about it. It is purely an operational matter.