Additional requirements in respect of warrants affecting overseas operators

Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:00 pm ar 21 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 4:00, 21 Ebrill 2016

I beg to move amendment 661, in clause 122, page 98, line 44, at end insert—

‘(4) Material obtained via a warrant under this Part may only be shared with overseas authorities in accordance with the terms of an information sharing treaty

I am sure it will be to the relief of many Committee members if I indicate that I anticipate that we will now move at greater speed, because each of the bulk powers sits within a framework of safeguards that is similar throughout the Bill. The amendment deals with warrants affecting overseas operators. We have rehearsed the arguments either way on more than one occasion, so I do not intend to repeat them.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The hon. and learned Gentleman’s brevity is matched by the Minister’s determination to move with alacrity. I, too, have made my arguments known so, like him, I have no wish to repeat them.

Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office)

I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 9, Noes 2.

Rhif adran 37 Christmas Tree Industry — Additional requirements in respect of warrants affecting overseas operators

Ie: 9 MPs

Na: 2 MPs

Ie: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 122 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 123