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Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 11 (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Hain: ...to my noble friend Lord Blunkett, a former Home Secretary, who would also have added his name had not the list been full. This amendment is very straightforward. It ensures that: “The granting of criminal conduct authorisations under subsection (1) may not take place until a warrant has been issued by the Secretary of State.” My noble friend Lord Blunkett and I both signed hundreds of...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 6 (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Paddick: Moved by Lord Paddick 6: Clause 1, page 1, line 19, at end insert—“(3A) In section 27(2) of that Act insert—“(c) is not criminal conduct authorised in accordance with the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2020.””Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment will ensure that victims of crimes authorised under this Bill can seek civil redress.

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 3 (24 Nov 2020)

Lord Stewart of Dirleton: ...answer, first, to the point raised by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, it has been a deliberate decision to draft the legislation in a way which renders correctly authorised conduct lawful in order to provide greater certainty and protection to undercover operatives—CHIS—where they are carrying out activity that they may have been authorised to undertake. To...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (24 Nov 2020)

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (1st Day)

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Order of Consideration Motion (16 Nov 2020)

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Order of Consideration Motion

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Second Reading (11 Nov 2020)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...in many ways. I think that we are all in agreement—bar perhaps the noble Baroness, Lady Uddin, who I do not think will support anything that we put forward—that we need to ensure that our intelligence agencies, police and public authorities have access to the correct tools to allow them successfully to safeguard the public from criminal and terrorist groups that would seek to do us...

UK Terrorism Threat Level (5 Nov 2020)

Alicia Kearns: ...tone of those on the Opposition Front Bench, but will my right hon. Friend confirm that just a few weeks ago, when the House was asked to give our security services the support they need in the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, those on the Opposition Front Bench sat on their hands and refused to stand by our security services?

Attorney General: International Law: Government Compliance (5 Nov 2020)

Geraint Davies: The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill breaks international law by reneging on the EU withdrawal agreement. The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill contravenes the right to life and the prohibition of torture under international conventions. The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill means the UK will be unable to prosecute war crimes after five...

Immigration — [Sir David Amess in the Chair] (19 Oct 2020)

Conor McGinn: .... I rather enjoyed the railing against the Trotskyist, Marxist liberal left, because as I think the Minister will testify, it certainly does not land many punches on me. Having led last week on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill for the Opposition, it certainly lends new ballast to my left-wing credentials that is much in need. All I would say is that some of the...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: New clause 4 (15 Oct 2020)

TRADE UNIONS (1) A criminal conduct authorisation shall not be granted in respect of the actions of a covert human intelligence source relating to a trade union or a member or officer of a trade union acting or proposing to act in contemplation or furtherance of any issue which is or could be— (a) the subject matter of collective bargaining within the meaning of section 178 of the Trade...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill: Clause 1 - Authorisation of criminal conduct (15 Oct 2020)

Conor McGinn: I always take seriously the advice of a senior and distinguished Member of the House. I am confident that, given the amendments that we have tabled today, as the Bill makes further progress through the House, our colleagues in the other place will be cognisant and take note of that. That is why we are asking the Government to listen carefully to what we propose in our amendments. In that...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (15 Oct 2020)

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill

Lord Chancellor’s Oath and the Rule of Law — [Derek Twigg in the Chair] (14 Oct 2020)

Joanna Cherry: ...is yet to be replaced. The Advocate General for Scotland tendered his resignation in the wake of the statement by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland that the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill would “break international law in a very specific and limited way.”—[Official Report, 8 September 2020; Vol. 679, c. 509.] Of course, that admission was elicited from him by the...

Business of the House (8 Oct 2020)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: The business for next week will include: Monday 12 October—Consideration of Lords amendments to the Agriculture Bill. Tuesday 13 October—Remaining stages of the Fisheries Bill [Lords], followed by motion to approve the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No.5) Regulations 2020, followed by general debate on covid-19. Wednesday 14...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (5 Oct 2020)

Michael Ellis: .... I think we all agree that national security and preventing serious crime is an area in which we want to ensure that operational agencies are best equipped to protect us and keep us safe, and this Bill does just that. It is in that spirit that we have engaged many Members in advance of this debate, and I can assure Members that we will look to continue to work together as the Bill passes...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (Programme) (5 Oct 2020)

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (Programme)

Written Answers — Home Office: Food: Standards (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, in what circumstances her Department envisages that undercover Food Standards agents will need authorisation to participate in criminal activity in the course of their duties.

Written Answers — Home Office: Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether officials of her Department engaged with their US counterparts on the FBI’s policy expressly limiting the crimes which its covert human intelligence sources may commit when preparing the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill.

Written Answers — Home Office: Food Standards Agency (5 Oct 2020)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that Food Standards agents will receive training if they are authorised to participate in criminal activity in the course of their duties under Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill.

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Publication of the Intelligence and Security Committee’s Report on Northern-Ireland Related Terrorism (5 Oct 2020)

Boris Johnson: The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today laid before Parliament a report of the former Committee on Northern Ireland-Related Terrorism, looking at the key challenges faced by MI5 and others in tackling the threat posed by Dissident Republican (DR) groups in Northern Ireland. The current security situation in Northern Ireland (NI) is in no way comparable to ‘The...


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