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Bulk interception warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 21st April 2016.

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Photo of Simon Hoare Simon Hoare Conservative, North Dorset 2:45 pm, 21st April 2016

I do not want to paint this too simplistically—the purpose of the Bill, as I understand it, is to pull together a lot of existing things under one statute—but we all have fire insurance policies on our homes. We do not want to claim on those policies, but it is important to know that they are there in case we need them in an emergency. That is exactly what all these powers are there for. We need to ensure that the kit is there for our agents to use to keep us safe.