Requirements that must be met by warrants

Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:45 pm ar 26 Ebrill 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 2:45, 26 Ebrill 2016

I rise to speak to amendment 689, in clause 161, page 125, line 9, after “describe”, insert “precisely and explicitly”

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment 690, in clause 161, page 125, line 10, at end insert “including the method and extent of the proposed intrusion and the measures taken to minimise access to irrelevant and immaterial information.”

Amendment 691, in clause 161, page 125, line 11, after “specify”, insert “by name or description the person, persons or single set of premises to which it relates and”.

Amendment 702, in clause 161, page 125, line 15, leave out from “(2)” to end of subsection and insert

“and any specification must be in as much detail as is reasonably practicable”.

Amendment 692, in clause 161, page 125, line 15, leave out

“but the purposes may still be general purposes” and insert

“; the descriptions must specify—

(a) the basis for the reasonable suspicion that the target is connected to a serious crime or a specific threat to national security,

(b) the manner in which all less intrusive methods of obtaining the information sought have been exhausted or can be shown to be futile.”

Amendment 703, in clause 161, page 125, line 17, leave out “may” and insert “must”.

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

I have already drawn considerable attention to clause 161(5), to which these amendments pertain. I have made my submissions. In the same manner in which I did not press earlier amendments and notwithstanding the importance I attach to these issues, I will not press the amendment.

Amendment not moved.

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

The Committee divided:

Ayes 9, Noes 1.

Rhif adran 76 Christmas Tree Industry — Requirements that must be met by warrants

Ie: 9 MPs

Na: 1 MP

Ie: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Na: A-Z fesul cyfenw

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 161 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 162