Payments towards certain compliance costs

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 3 Mai 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 4:30, 3 Mai 2016

I will make only two points in reply to the hon. Gentleman. First, when he describes it as “banging on”, he understates his contribution. I see it more as informed, eloquent and sensible inquiry. Secondly, he is absolutely right that the small providers need to be fully involved at all stages. It may be fair to say that the bigger providers have the mechanisms to implement the requirements for data retention more straightforwardly, so we need to ensure that that does not mean that small providers are in any way disadvantaged. I acknowledge that point, and he is right to make it elegantly. He should never apologise—at least to me—for banging on about anything.