New Clause 6 — Interception of communications
Orders of the Day — Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill — [1st Allotted Day]
Dr Evan Harris (Oxford West and Abingdon, Liberal Democrat)
I hope that the Minister understands that both amendments (a) are probing amendments. There could be concern that the provisions are widely drafted, in that nuisance and trespass are tortious acts. Is it her intention that the provision should catch people who are, for example, demonstrating by handing out leaflets outside an organisation? That could be considered a nuisance and might involve a trespass without significant loss or damage and might be seen to be part of what we would encourage as lawful protest.