Power to issue bulk equipment interference warrants

Part of Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 26 April 2016.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Minister (Home Office) 2:30, 26 April 2016

I hear what the Minister says and I will be brief. The only reference to operational purposes in clause 170 is to the operational purposes on the warrant. Therefore, they will be the same operational purposes as were before the Secretary of State, unless the warrant has been modified. Maybe I should just have said that in the first place and made it a lot shorter, but that is the nub of the problem as I see it.