Exceptions to section 175(1) and (2)

Investigatory Powers Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 26 April 2016.

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Amendments made: 626, in clause 176, page 136, line 4, after “Sections”, insert “181(7A),”.

This amendment and amendments 627 and 628 clarify that there is no breach of Clause 175(1) and (2) where a bulk personal dataset is retained or examined in accordance with conditions imposed by a Judicial Commissioner under Clause 181(3) (following a decision by the Judicial Commissioner not to approve the issue of a warrant in an urgent case under Part 7).

Amendment 627, in clause 176, page 136, line 5, after “with”, insert—

“cases where a Judicial Commissioner refuses to approve a specific BPD warrant,”.—(Mr John Hayes.)

See the explanatory statement for amendment 626.

Question put, That the clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill.

The Committee divided:

Ayes 7, Noes 2.

Division number 91 Christmas Tree Industry — Exceptions to section 175(1) and (2)

Aye: 7 MPs

No: 2 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 176, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 177