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Amendments to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
 
     The Lord Cope of Berkeley gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 20
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     The Lord Lucas gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 20 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 21
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     The Lord Lucas gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 21 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     The Lord Lucas gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 22 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     The Lord Lucas gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 23 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 24
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     The Lord Lucas gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 24 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 49, line 35, leave out (", or is likely to do so") 
  
Clause 49
 
  
BY THE LORD LUCAS
 
     Page 52, line 23, leave out ("the") and insert ("a") 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 54, line 20, at end insert ("or Assistant Surveillance Commissioner") 
  
Clause 55
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 60, line 14, leave out subsection (4) 
  
After Clause 55
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) The Prime Minister may, after consultation with the Chief Surveillance Commissioner as to numbers, appoint as Assistant Surveillance Commissioners such number of persons as the Prime Minister considers necessary (in addition to the ordinary Surveillance Commissioners) for the purpose of providing the Chief Surveillance Commissioner with assistance under this section.
 
    (2)  A person shall not be appointed as an Assistant Surveillance Commissioner unless he holds or has held office as--
    (a)  a judge of the Crown Court or a Circuit judge;
    (b)  a sheriff in Scotland; or
    (c)  a county court judge in Northern Ireland.
    (3)  The Chief Surveillance Commissioner may require any ordinary Surveillance Commissioner or any Assistant Surveillance Commissioner to provide him with assistance in carrying out his functions under section 55(3).
 
    (4)  The assistance that may be provided under this section includes--
    (a)  the conduct on behalf of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner of the review of any matter; and
    (b)  the making of a report to the Chief Surveillance Commissioner about the matter reviewed.
Assistant Surveillance Commissioners.
     (5)  Subsections (3) to (8) of section 91 of the Police Act 1997 (Commissioners) apply in relation to a person appointed under this section as they apply in relation to a person appointed under that section.")1997 c. 50.
  
Clause 56
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 60, line 41, at end insert ("or Assistant Surveillance Commissioner") 
  
Clause 60
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 66, line 25, at end insert ("or Assistant Surveillance Commissioner") 
  
Clause 64
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 70, line 21, at end insert ("or
    (e)  any Assistant Surveillance Commissioner carrying out any functions of his under section (Assistant Surveillance Commissioners) of this Act,")
 
  
Clause 72
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 76, line 29, at end insert--
    (""Assistant Surveillance Commissioner" means any person holding office under section (Assistant Surveillance Commissioners);")
 
  
Schedule 3
 
  
BY THE LORD BASSAM OF BRIGHTON
 
     Page 87, line 7, leave out ("(within the meaning of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000)") 
     Page 87, line 11, after ("2000;") insert--
      ("(  )  in compliance with any requirement imposed (apart from that Act) in consequence of the exercise by any person of any statutory power exercisable by him for the purpose of obtaining any document or other information;")
 
     Page 87, line 15, leave out ("any Commissioner appointed under that Act of 2000") and insert ("the Interception of Communications Commissioner") 
     Page 87, line 16, at end insert--
        ("(3)  In subsection (2) above "criminal proceedings" and "statutory power" have the same meanings as in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000."")
 
     Page 88, line 14, at end insert ("and after "Commissioners" there shall be inserted "and any Assistant Surveillance Commissioners holding office under section (Assistant Surveillance Commissioners) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000"") 
 
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