Notice of application for order: confidential journalistic data

Part of Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:15 am ar 18 Rhagfyr 2018.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee 11:15, 18 Rhagfyr 2018

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment 10, in clause 12, page 10, line 19, at end insert—

“(1A) Where an application is for journalistic data, the court must not determine such an application in the absence of the journalist affected, unless—

(a) the journalist has had at least two business days in which to make representations; or

(b) the court is satisfied that—

(i) the applicant cannot identify or contact the journalist,

(ii) it would prejudice the investigation if the journalist were present,

(iii) it would prejudice the investigation to adjourn or postpone the application so as to allow the journalist to attend, or

(iv) the journalist has waived the opportunity to attend.”

This amendment would give a journalist opportunities to make representations in relation to any application for data which he or she may hold.

Amendment 20, in clause 12, page 10, line 27, leave out subsection (4).