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Written Ministerial Statements — Northern Ireland: National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland (Lord Carlile's Report) (6 Mar 2014)

Theresa Villiers: ...and verification processes: they are methodical, detailed and subject to constant checking. The PSNI and MI5 respectively have their own in-house legal advisers. The PSNI also has an in-house Human Rights legal adviser. In addition, relations with the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland are excellent and founded on trust and mutual respect, and as a result the services can...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Covert Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence (24 Feb 2014)

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims (Damian Green) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: I am today announcing the publication of the Government’s consultation on the Covert Surveillance and the Covert Human Intelligence Source Codes of Practice. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) contains a requirement for Codes of Practice to guide those...

Written Ministerial Statements — Home Department: Covert Surveillance/Covert Human Intelligence Sources (13 Feb 2014)

Damian Green: I am today announcing the publication of the Government’s consultation on the covert surveillance and the covert human intelligence source codes of practice. The regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) contains a requirement for codes of practice to guide those who use the powers for which the Act provides. The majority of the proposals to update the codes of practice are as a...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Crime Prevention (28 Jan 2014)

Daniel Poulter: The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2010 (SI 2010/521) empowers NHS Protect to authorise directed surveillance under s.28(3)(b) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The prescribed office for the authorisation of such surveillance is a senior manager (not below the grade of Agenda for Change pay band 8b).

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill — Report (3rd Day) (20 Jan 2014)

Baroness Hamwee: My Lords, we had the opportunity to consider the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Relevant Sources) Order 2013, which the Minister sent round after the previous debate and is now in force, as I understand it. Any of us could have prayed against it. We need to understand as a House that we are not at the point in the development of this—“work” seems...

Public Bill Committee: Justice and Security Bill [Lords]: Clause 6 - Proceedings in which court permits closed material applications (31 Jan 2013)

James Brokenshire: ...child abuse to dangerous driving. Those are clearly not national security issues and if any Government tried to assert that they were, a judge would reject such a suggestion. The Joint Committee on Human Rights recognised that a statutory definition of “national security” would be without precedent, and might be unhelpful where that term is used in other statutory contexts. It...

Justice and Security Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (21 Nov 2012)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...the noble Baroness, Lady Smith, for speaking to her amendments. There is recognition on both their parts and across the Chamber of the importance to us of information which we receive from other intelligence agencies. It is often crucial, and it is important that we can reassure them of its confidentiality. We have been trying-I acknowledge that this is the spirit in which the amendments...

Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Surveillance (13 Sep 2012)

Damian Green: No. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and its associated statutory code of practice make it clear that deployment of undercover police officers as covert human intelligence sources is required to be necessary and proportionate and to be closely monitored and managed by the force concerned. The personal conduct of any police officer is a matter for the force concerned.

Justice and Security Bill [HL]: Committee (4th Day) (23 Jul 2012)

Lord Wallace of Tankerness: ...said, in the intellectual property sphere. However, since 2008 there have been no fewer than nine attempts to use this jurisdiction in relation to disclosure of sensitive material, such as secret intelligence, which either belongs to the United Kingdom Government or which our allies have shared with us. As has been said, the Government do not have an option to withdraw from or seek to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Draft Communications Data Bill (9 Jul 2012)

James Brokenshire: ...and intrusive, and a waste of public expenditure. Our proposals for communications data are critical to support for essential day-to-day police operations. The alternatives—covert human intelligence sources, directed surveillance and undercover officers—are more expensive, more intrusive and less effective.

Crime and Courts Bill [HL]: Committee (6th Day) (4 Jul 2012)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...ensure public confidence in the UK Border Agency as well as confidence within it. Also, is it up to it? I do not in any way mean the individual border officers, but rather whether they have the resources, training and capacity to undertake those roles. Clause 26 extends a number of powers to immigration officers, both under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and the Proceeds of...

Justice and Security Bill [HL]: Second Reading (Continued) (19 Jun 2012)

Baroness Hamwee: ...some might say, naivety. The noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, described his feelings as apprehension. I would say that apprehension does not begin to describe it. Part 1, which deals with the oversight of intelligence and security activities, had been eclipsed by Part 2 in the comments that we received before this debate. It is interesting, and encouraging, that more attention has been given to...

Undercover Policing (13 Jun 2012)

Nick Herbert: ..., it is right to ask two principal questions that we must be able to answer with confidence. First, is there a system for ensuring that the use of police undercover deployment is consistent with human rights legislation, particularly the right to privacy and the right to a fair trial? Secondly, is the system working sufficiently well for the particular type of undercover deployment that...

Written Answers — Home Department: Office of Surveillance Commissioners: Public Appointments (18 Apr 2012)

James Brokenshire: ...keep under review the exercise and performance of certain powers and duties under those Acts and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000. These relate to property interference, covert surveillance, covert human intelligence sources and decryption of protected electronic information by all public authorities apart from the intelligence agencies. The chief surveillance...

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...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Statutory Instruments (6 Feb 2012)

Lord Henley: ...2011 160 UKBA Charging Policy Team 2011 DRAFT The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Order 2011 427.67 UKBA Charging Policy Team 2010 No. 123 The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Matters Subject to Legal Privilege) Order 2010 370 Communications Directorate (CD) 2010 No. 480 The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Communications Data)...

Protection of Freedoms Bill: Report (31 Jan 2012)

Baroness Hamwee: ...steps to be taken if it appears that anything done under this section has accidentally resulted in such data being obtained or disclosed." (3) In section 27 of that Act (authorised surveillance and human intelligence sources), after subsection (4) insert- "(5) An authorisation under section 28 or 32 does not authorise surveillance for the purpose of obtaining information about- (a)...

Human Trafficking (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (25 Nov 2011)

Lord Henley: ...my noble friend Lord McColl for introducing the Bill and providing the opportunity for a debate that has raised a wide number of issues, reflecting the complex nature of the problems of tackling human trafficking. It is clear from the strength of feeling throughout this debate that human trafficking is an issue that profoundly affects us all-of course, no one more so than the victims of...

Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Surveillance (1 Nov 2011)

James Brokenshire: Police forces may only use the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (‘RIPA’) to authorise the use of covert techniques if this is necessary for certain human rights compatible purposes such as the prevention of crime, public safety or national security and if it is proportionate to do so. The subjects of such investigations are a matter for the police, but statutory guidance on how...

Public Bill Committee: Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill: Clause 2 - Imposition of terrorism prevention and investigation measures (23 Jun 2011)

James Brokenshire: ...for some time. The right hon. Member for Delyn (Mr Hanson), who was the Minister with responsibility for police and security in the previous Government, gave evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on 1 December 2009. He said that it is “an interesting point”, which it is. He went on: “We have discussed this with the police, with ACPO, and with other agencies, and the advice...


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