Amendment 11

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 10:54 pm on 11th January 2021.

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Baroness Chakrabarti (Lab):

Moved by Baroness Chakrabarti (Lab)

11: Clause 1, page 3, line 2, at end insert “; and(d) is not carried out for the primary purpose of— (i) encouraging or assisting, pursuant to sections 44 to 49 of the Serious Crime Act 2007, the commission of an offence by, or(ii) otherwise seeking to discredit,the person, people or group subject to the authorised surveillance operation.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would prohibit the authorisation of criminal conduct where the covert human intelligence source acts as an agent provocateur.

Photo of Baroness Chakrabarti Baroness Chakrabarti Labour

My Lords, as I indicated earlier, I would like to test the opinion of the House on this amendment. I beg to move.

Ayes 111, Noes 255.

Division number 5 Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 11

Aye: 111 Members of the House of Lords

No: 255 Members of the House of Lords

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Division conducted remotely on Amendment 11

Amendment 11 disagreed.

Consideration on Report adjourned.

House adjourned at 11.08 pm.