Clause 24 - Issue of equipment interference warrants

Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 7 March 2024.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Labour, Bradford South

With this it will be convenient to discuss clauses 25 and 26 stand part.

Photo of Thomas Tugendhat Thomas Tugendhat Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Bill makes minor changes to the equipment interference regime, specifically in relation to the warrantry processes associated with its authorisation. The purposes behind those changes are to correct minor drafting errors in the IPA to provide greater clarity, and to improve the efficiency of the warrantry process for equipment interference.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 24 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 25 and 26 ordered to stand part of the Bill.