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Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (3rd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:00 pm on 19th July 2016.

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Photo of Lord Beith Lord Beith Liberal Democrat 7:00 pm, 19th July 2016

I have to ask the Minister to address the Wilson doctrine just to this extent. Given the statutory provision which he and I both now support, what kind of statement does he envisage would be made by a Prime Minister to the House of Commons on the lines first envisaged by Harold Wilson so long ago? How can that possibly be a relevant proceeding now that these statutory provisions will be in place?