Bulk interception warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 7th June 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 2:15 pm, 7th June 2016

The intervention of Fiona Mactaggart has been helpful in aiding me to frame my own. She is right that operational concerns are sensitive, delicate and, of course, secret matters. Keir Starmer is absolutely right that we should put as much information as possible in the report. He is also right that there will be access to security-cleared information of a highly sensitive nature, but that should not prevent us from being as clear as we can to this House, and more widely, about why it has been decided whether certain powers are necessary.