Bulk interception warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 1:45 pm, 7th June 2016

My right hon. and learned Friend is right to anticipate that this is the issue that has troubled us most of all his Committee’s many sensible proposals. From what he has said, I know he will understand that the balance to be struck is between that kind of proper scrutiny and ongoing security operations, which clearly require that consideration of operational purposes be a dynamic matter. It is critical that we strike that balance, but I hear the tone and tenor of his remarks and I am happy to say that the Government will consider the matter carefully and continue our discussions with him.