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

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for the use of covert human intelligence sources by (a) police forces in England and Wales, (b) the Security Service, (c) the Secret Intelligence Service, (d) GCHQ, (e) the National Criminal Intelligence Service, (f) the National Crime Squad and (g) the Serious Fraud Office have been refused by his Department...

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

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many covert human intelligence sources have been recruited by (a) police forces in England and Wales, (b) the security services, (c) the National Criminal Intelligence Service and (d) the National Crime Squad in each year since 2000.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Surveillance (30 Nov 2009)

Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many covert human intelligence sources (a) the Secret Intelligence Service and (b) GCHQ have recruited in each year since 2000.

Coroners and Justice Bill: Authorisations of covert human intelligence sources: conditions (12 Nov 2009)

David Ruffley: ...amendments to the Police Act 1997 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in order to streamline the authorisation process for matters such as surveillance and, in particular, covert human intelligence sources or CHISs. Where collaboration is necessary, amendments to the RIPA authorisation are required. The Government anticipate greater collaboration between police forces, two...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charity Commission: Surveillance (12 Nov 2009)

Angela Smith: ...may assist if I provide some background information on the Commission's use of RIPA to date: The Commission has not made use of RIPA in connection with Directed Surveillance (DS), nor have we used Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS), but have used our powers in connection with obtaining Communications Data under section 21 (4) (c) of RIPA eight times since 2004. The Commission only...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Communications Data (4 Nov 2009)

Lord Bates: To ask Her Majesty's Government how many authorisations were made for (a) directed surveillance, (b) covert human intelligence sources, and (c) communications traffic data under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 by (1) local authorities, and (2) public authorities which are not law enforcement agencies, in each year since 2000 according to records held by (i) the Home Office,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Prime Minister: Chief Surveillance Commissioner, Interception of Communications Commissioner and Intelligence Service (16 Jul 2009)

Gordon Brown: ...annual reports of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner, the right hon. Sir Christopher Rose, HC 704, the Interception of Communications Commissioner, the right hon. Sir Paul Kennedy, HC 901, and the Intelligence Services Commissioner, the right hon. Sir Peter Gibson, HC 902, to be laid before both Houses on Tuesday 21 July 2009. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)...

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

Bob Neill: ...of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the retention of (a) data and (b) other information collected through directed surveillance or covert human intelligence sources where the surveillance activity has revealed no evidence of wrongdoing.

Policing and Crime Bill: Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (22 Jun 2009)

Lord West of Spithead: ...teams may comprise officers from different forces will not cause any operational problems for the authorisation of these techniques. This new clause has a similar effect in relation to covert human intelligence sources—CHIS. It may help if I explain precisely what a CHIS is. A CHIS is an individual who establishes or maintains a relationship with someone else for the covert purpose of...

Surveillance (Constitution Committee Report): Motion to Take Note (19 Jun 2009)

Baroness Manningham-Buller: ...on the other matters, such as local authorities where I share the views of the previous two speakers. In thinking about what I wanted to say today, I looked again at the European Convention on Human Rights. I had forgotten how it allows for interference with privacy in such a broad range of areas. I shall read them out to the House, if I may, to remind it: "Everybody has a right to respect...

Written Answers — Home Department: Surveillance: Disclosure of Information (9 Jun 2009)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance on the management of covert human intelligence sources with any elements which would prohibit disclosure redacted.

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Paid Informants (7 May 2009)

Ross Finnie: ...the cabinet secretary welcome the Scottish Information Commissioner's decision to compel Strathclyde Police and Lothian and Borders Police to release information on how much they spend on so-called covert human intelligence sources? I press the cabinet secretary on his answer to Patrick Harvie. Is he satisfied that Scottish police forces conduct such operations with proper regard to the...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Police: Police (7 May 2009)

Kenny MacAskill: A Code of Practice relating to Covert Human Intelligence Sources, made under Section 24 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000, already exists. Copies of this are available in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (Bib. number 26338).

Written Answers — Home Department: Police: Surveillance (7 May 2009)

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timetable she has set for the introduction of new codes of practice on the use of (a) covert human intelligence sources and (b) covert surveillance; and when she expects these codes of practice to enter into force.

Written Answers — Duchy of Lancaster: Charity Commission: Surveillance (27 Apr 2009)

Kevin Brennan: ...limited powers under RIPA. Under an Order made in 2003, we have powers in connection with Communications Data (CD). We also have powers in connection with Directed Surveillance (DS) and the use of Covert Human Intelligence Source (CHIS). We can use these powers for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime or disorder. In answer to your question, we have not made use of our powers in...

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 — 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...

Data: Personal Information — Debate (2 Apr 2009)

Baroness Neville-Jones: ...information has become the "lifeblood" of government and business, and that is certainly the case, but it is also true that this can be tolerable only if the information is used properly and intelligently. My noble friend mentioned the report produced by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust called Database State. It assessed 46 of the UK's national databases and found that fewer than 15 per...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Coroners' Courts (3 Feb 2009)

Jack Straw: ...there are some practical problems because we are dealing with extreme circumstances in which there is a very severe risk, not of damage or embarrassment to the Government but of an individual—a covert human intelligence source, say—being killed. That is why it has been judged that such matters should not go to the jury. In a criminal trial, even when some of it is held in camera with a...

[John Bercow in the Chair] — Policing and Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) (15 Jan 2009)

Richard Benyon: ...has grown to be much more. The HET has been reviewing cases chronologically, beginning in 1968, as my hon. Friend the Member for South Staffordshire said. I do not see how that is a good use of resources. Taking such a broad approach is labour-intensive and costly, especially when it is highly unlikely that any prosecutions will take place, which is a view expressed even by the Chief...


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