Subject-matter of warrants

Investigatory Powers Bill – in the House of Commons at 11:01 pm on 6th June 2016.

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Amendment proposed: 267, page 12, line 3, leave out “or organisation”—(Joanna Cherry.)

These amendments would retain the capacity of a single warrant to permit the interception of multiple individuals but would require an identifiable subject matter or premises to be provided. This narrows the current provisions which would effectively permit a limitless number of unidentified individuals to have their communications intercepted.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 67, Noes 271.

Division number 8

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.

Clause 17