Implementation of warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 21 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 2:00, 21 Ebrill 2016

I will be brief. Members will have observed that the amendments in my name are in keeping with my previous amendments about implementation, service and extraterritoriality in relation to other warrants. I will not repeat the points I made then. The only one that is different is amendment 646, a simple proposed change to clause 109 that would add the provision:

“A warrant may be implemented only to the extent required for the purpose for which the warrant was issued.”

I think that may be implicit. If the Minister could indicate that that is his understanding, that might allay concerns and the amendment would not need to be pressed.