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Counter-Terrorism Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:45 pm on 9th October 2008.

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Photo of Lord Dubs Lord Dubs Labour 3:45 pm, 9th October 2008

moved Amendment No. 27:

After Clause 19, insert the following new Clause—

"Disclosure and the intelligence services: safeguards

Information disclosed by virtue of sections 19(3)(c), 19(4)(d) or 19(5)(b) which has been obtained from authorities or persons outside of England and Wales, must be accompanied by a statement—

(a) for section 19(3)(c), from the Director of the Security Service,(b) for section 19(4)(d), from the Chief of the Intelligence Service,(c) for section 19(5)(b), from the Director of GCHQ, setting out the steps taken to ascertain the circumstances in which such information was obtained and that it had not been obtained by torture."