Examination of Witnesses

Part of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:47 am on 21st June 2011.

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Stuart Osborne: The point was made earlier that covert policing is at its most successful when people are unaware that it is taking place. To serve a control notice on someone and then provide them with designated equipment on which they can talk or communicate will create some challenges if we expect them to breach any of the rules. Additionally, if people have set communications, there will need to be some additional assets to monitor and retrieve those communications. Translation and other issues may go along with that, too. Once again we come back to an additional resource.