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Bulk interception warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 21st April 2016.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) 3:30 pm, 21st April 2016

I will just finish my sentence. I do not think anyone can say there has not been adequate debate about bulk powers. Before I give way to my hon. Friend and then the hon. Lady—I do not wish to put a further spoke in her wheel, or perhaps I do—I want to say that the US National Academy of Sciences could not identify any alternative that is appropriate to bulk powers.