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New Schedule 2

Counter-Terrorism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 15th May 2008.

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Disclosure and the intelligence services: consequential amendments

Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (c. 24)

1 In section 19(2) of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 (disclosure of information held by revenue departments), omit paragraph (a).

Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/341)

2 (1) The Representation of the People (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 45E (supply of record of anonymous entries to the security services), omit paragraphs (3) and (4).

(3) In regulation 102(6) (supply of full register: general restrictions on use), for “regulations 103 to 109” substitute “regulations 103 to 108 or 109”.

(4) After regulation 108 insert—

“108A Supply of full register etc to the security services

(1) This regulation applies to—

(a) the Security Service;

(b) the Government Communications Headquarters;

(c) the Secret Intelligence Service.

(2) For the purposes of regulation 102(1) above the relevant part of the documents listed in that provision is the whole of them.”.

(5) In regulation 109 (supply of full register etc to police force and other agencies and restrictions on use), omit—

(a) paragraph (1)(g) to (i);

(b) in paragraph (4)(a), the words preceding paragraph (i);

(c) paragraph (4)(b) and the word “and” immediately preceding it.

(6) In regulation 113 (sale of full register to government departments and other bodies)—

(a) in the closing words of paragraph (1), after “other than” insert “a department to which regulation 108A applies or”;

(b) in paragraph (3) for “regulation 109(1)(g) to (i),” substitute “regulation 108A”.

(7) In regulation 115(2) (offences) omit “45E(3),”.

(8) For regulation 118(8) (provision of copies of documents open to public inspection) substitute insert—

“(8) The relevant registration officer shall, on request, supply free of charge copies of any documents open to public inspection—

(a) to each of the departments mentioned in regulation 108A;

(b) to a person who has inspected those documents and who is entitled to be supplied with a copy of the marked register or lists by virtue of being a person to whom regulation 109 applies.”.

(9) In regulation 119(3) for “regulation 118(8)” substitute “regulation 118(8)(b)”.

Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/497)

3 (1) The Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 2001 are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 45D (supply of record of anonymous entries to the security services), omit paragraphs (3) and (4).

(3) In regulation 101(6) (supply of full register: general restrictions on use), for “regulations 102 to 108” substitute “regulations 102 to 107 or 108”.

(4) After regulation 107 insert—

“107A Supply of full register etc to the security services

(1) This regulation applies to—

(a) the Security Service;

(b) the Government Communications Headquarters;

(c) the Secret Intelligence Service.

(2) For the purposes of regulation 101(1) above the relevant part of the documents listed in that provision is the whole of them.”.

(5) In regulation 108 (supply of full register etc to police force and other agencies and restrictions on use), omit—

(a) paragraph (1)(g) to (i);

(b) in paragraph (4)(a), the words preceding paragraph (i);

(c) paragraph (4)(b) and the word “and” immediately preceding it.

(6) In regulation 112 (sale of full register to government departments and other bodies)—

(a) in the closing words of paragraph (1), after “other than” insert “a department to which regulation 107A applies or”;

(b) in paragraph (3) for “regulation 108(1)(g) to (i),” substitute “regulation 107A”.

(7) In regulation 115(2) (offences) omit “45D(3),”.

(8) For regulation 118(8) (provision of copies of documents open to public inspection) substitute insert—

“(8) The relevant registration officer shall, on request, supply free of charge copies of any documents open to public inspection—

(a) to each of the departments mentioned in regulation 107A;

(b) to a person who has inspected those documents and who is entitled to be supplied with a copy of the marked register or lists by virtue of being a person to whom regulation 108 applies.”.

(9) In regulation 119(3) for “regulation 118(8)” substitute “regulation 118(8)(b)”.

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (c. 13)

4 In the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, omit section 38 (disclosure of information for security purposes).

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (c.18)

5 In the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007, omit—

(a) section 39(4)(g) (permitted disclosure of personal information: disclosure to an Intelligence Service); and

(b) in section 67 (general interpretation), the definition of “Intelligence Service”.—[Mr. McNulty.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.