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Written Answers — Home Office: Informers (27 Apr 2017)

Brandon Lewis: The use of covert human intelligence sources by police forces, and the intelligence derived from this use, plays an important role in the prevention and detection of crime, and is subject to strict authorisation controls and oversight through the Office of Surveillance Commissioners, as detailed in the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Code of Practice. Intelligence derived from covert human...

Scottish Parliament: Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: Section 1 — Conduct to which this Act applies (7 Sep 2000)

Angus MacKay: ...the amendments. Law enforcement agencies regularly rely on information volunteered to them by members of the public with no expectation of reward. In our view, it is important that that useful source of information should not be fettered. It is therefore not our intention that those who carry out such activities, which Christine Grahame described, should fall within the definition of a...

Written Answers — Home Department: Informants (7 Jul 2004)

Caroline Flint: The use of covert human intelligence sources, including informants, is regulated by Part II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). Guidance on the authorisation of the conduct or use of covert human intelligence sources is provided in the statutory Code of Practice, which is published on the Home Office web site. The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Police: Police (12 Oct 2007)

Kenny MacAskill: None of the annual police budget is assigned to payments for information from covert human intelligence sources and other sources. Operational responsibility for payments to covert human intelligence sources rests with chief constables.

Protection of Freedoms Bill: Third Reading (12 Mar 2012)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...place her prerogative and interest, so far as they are affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill. Clause 38 : Judicial approval for directed surveillance and covert human intelligence sources Amendment 1 Moved by Lord Selsdon 1: Clause 38, page 33, line 41, at end insert- "32C Evidence gathered by non-public bodies using directed surveillance and...

Police Reform Bill [HL] (5 Mar 2002)

Lord Elton: ...Minister a question. As the noble Lord mentioned a word that occurs in a subsection of the clause, I should very much appreciate elucidation. Subsection (1)(b) refers to, "the conduct and use of covert human intelligence sources". If the word "human" had not been included, I should have presumed that I knew the nature of "covert intelligence sources". Can the Minister—either now or in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (23 Apr 2009)

Lord West of Spithead: ...on of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 was launched on 17 April 2009. It covers which public authorities are able to access communications data or use directed surveillance or covert human intelligence sources, and the purposes for which authorisations can be sought and the ranks at which local authority authorisations can be granted. The consultation will also include...

Written Answers — Home Department: Surveillance: Data Protection (23 Jun 2009)

David Hanson: Statutory codes of practice on communications data, covert surveillance and covert human intelligence sources are made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers 2000. These require each public authority to have arrangements in place for the handling, storage and destruction of material. Authorising officers must ensure that all such data are held in compliance with the Data Protection Act...

Written Answers — Treasury: Inland Revenue Informers (14 Dec 2004)

Dawn Primarolo: The Inland Revenue does not keep any form of central record of persons providing information to them (informers). The Inland Revenue does keep central records of covert human intelligence sources. No relationship with a covert human intelligence source was terminated within the dates given. No Inland Revenue handler has been posted elsewhere.

Written Answers — Home Office: Informers: Children (4 Jan 2019)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: The Home Office does not collect these statistics. Covert human intelligence sources in county line crimes is an operational matter and it would not be appropriate for law enforcement to disclose information around the numbers and or age demographics of covert human intelligence sources

Written Answers — Home Office: Informers: Children (10 Jun 2019)

Victoria Atkins: The statutory framework for the deployment of juveniles as covert human intelligence sources is designed to ensure that they are deployed with great care and only in very limited and carefully managed circumstances. The Home Office does not collect information on covert human intelligence sources in county line crimes as this is an operational matter.

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.

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

Mark Pritchard: I would like to put on record my thanks to all those who serve in our security agencies—they keep us all safe every day of every week—and to add my support for this important Bill. Covert human intelligence sources, or agents, provide invaluable information to the UK’s intelligence agencies and those tasked with fighting serious and organised crime. These sources provide vital...

Written Answers — Home Department: Surveillance (2 Dec 2009)

David Hanson: Applications for the use of covert human intelligence sources are not submitted to the Home Office. The authorities responsible for authorising the use of covert human intelligence sources under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 ('RIPA')-including the Serious Organised Crime Agency which replaced the National Criminal Intelligence Service and National Crime Squad in 2005-are...

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

James Brokenshire: I reiterate again that a covert human intelligence source is not able to commit any and all criminality. I made that point on Second Reading. There are limits to the activity that can be authorised under the Bill and they are contained within the Human Rights Act 1998. The covert human intelligence sources code of practice also sits under this legislation and provides additional guidance and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Communications Data (27 Apr 2009)

Lord West of Spithead: ...2009. The consultation invites views on which public authorities should be able to access communications data and which public authorities are able to authorise the use of directed surveillance and covert human intelligence sources, the purposes for which authorisations can be sought and whether there should be an increase in the rank of local authority authorising officers. The...

Written Answers — Treasury: Inland Revenue (8 Feb 2005)

James Gray: ...pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2004, Official Report, column 987W, on Inland Revenue informers, when the Inland Revenue first categorised members of the public assisting them as informers or covert human intelligence sources; and what criteria the Inland Revenue uses to determine whether a member of the public assisting it is a covert human intelligence source rather than an informer.

Written Answers — Home Department: Surveillance (10 Mar 2008)

Tony McNulty: The Home Office is revising the Codes of Practice for Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources in 2008. This will give practical guidance to public authorities as to their responsibilities under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). Local authorities are not permitted to intercept communications under RIPA. We do hold a central database of all covert human...

Written Answers — Home Department: Inland Revenue (1 Mar 2005)

Caroline Flint: ...Schedule 1 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill, as relevant authorities for the purposes of section 28 (the authorisation of directed surveillance) and section 29 (the authorisation of covert human intelligence sources) was on the basis of the Inland Revenue having identified a necessary and proportionate requirement to authorise the conduct of directed surveillance and the use...

Written Answers — Home Department: Surveillance: Local Authorities (8 Oct 2008)

Vernon Coaker: The level of authorisation for directed surveillance by local authorities is set out in statutory instrument 2003 No.3171: the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2003. No specific guidance has been given to local authorities on the proportionate and necessary use of surveillance powers, but guidance is contained in the...


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