New clause 4

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:00 pm on 15th October 2020.

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TRADE UNIONS

(1) A criminal conduct authorisation shall not be granted in respect of the actions of a covert human intelligence source relating to a trade union or a member or officer of a trade union acting or proposing to act in contemplation or furtherance of any issue which is or could be—

(a) the subject matter of collective bargaining within the meaning of section 178 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992;

(b) the subject of a trade dispute within the meaning of section 244 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; or

(c) within the lawful objects of the trade union. Committee of the whole House: 15 October 2020 13 Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, continued

(2) In this section, “trade union” has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.—(Bell Ribeiro-Addy.)

This new clause lays out that a criminal conduct authorisation could not be applied to a trade union, thereby putting a limit on where such authorisations can apply.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

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Aye: 255 MPs

No: 313 MPs

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The Committee divided: Ayes 255, Noes 314.

Question accordingly negatived.

The list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy, is published at the end of today’s debates.

Schedules 1 and 2 agreed to.

The Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Bill reported, without amendment.

Question put forthwith, That the Bill be now read the Third time.

Division number 142 Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — New clause 4

Aye: 313 MPs

No: 98 MPs

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The House divided: Ayes 313, Noes 98.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill read the Third time and passed.

The list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy, is published at the end of today’s debates.