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Orders of the Day — Security Service Bill (10 Jan 1996)

Mr Rupert Allason: ...that has been in existence since 1909, with a fascinating history, is the appropriate organisation to deal with crime on that scale. First, I ask: what is the catalyst, the Incentive, for the Bill? I recall asking in 1989 what the catalyst was for the Security Service Bill, as it then was. The question was shrugged off, and it was suggested to me that it was unpatriotic to inquire why a...

Orders of the Day — Lockerbie (23 Jul 1997)

Mr Tam Dalyell: ...of service men in the American forces in the Rhine army were taken off the pre-Christmas flight. Places became available and those were taken mostly by students—the young Flora Swire, the young Bill Cadman, Pamela Dix's brother, Helga Mosey and, crucially, 32 students of the university of Rochester, New York. Had it been suggested that during the changing presidency in America—it was...

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (25 May 2000)

Lord Bassam of Brighton: My Lords, I beg to move that the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill be now read a second time. I commend the Bill to your Lordships and in doing so take the opportunity to explain the thinking of the Government in bring it forward and, more particularly, their thinking in relation to some of the considerations highlighted in another place. First, I have seen it said that this is a...

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill (28 Jun 2000)

Lord Bach: ..., Lord McNally, of the body in question. Our first view is that it is not a public authority. If we are wrong, what I am about to say does not apply, because it would be a public authority and thus covered by Part II. This is the first time such surveillance, whether done privately or publicly, has been regulated. This is so to the extent that named public authorities will have the power...

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...

Scottish Parliament: Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3: After section 18 (7 Sep 2000)

Christine Grahame: ...any ongoing or future operation;" if it carried "a significant risk of compromise to the techniques used in ongoing or future operations, or the general capabilities of the police or the National Criminal Intelligence Service to carry out such operations;" if it carried "a significant risk to the personal safety of— (i) any person authorised to carry out surveillance; (ii) any covert...

Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Code of Practice) Order 2002 (18 Jul 2002)

Lord Phillips of Sudbury: .... One of the issues raised in the debate on the legislation was whether the codes would be duly, comprehensively and properly observed, however well they looked on the page. When we debated the Bill, there was a general lack of confidence that the resources would be made available to allow it to work properly. Now, there is serious doubt—in the mind of those on these Benches, at any...

Law Commission Report (Child Deaths) (22 Oct 2003)

Desmond Turner: ...and rules of evidence had prevented a successful prosecution. The Home Secretary was sympathetic and promised that he would refer the case. He then referred it to Lord Justice Auld, who was conducting a review of the judicial system. It was later referred to the Law Commission for consideration. After years of earnest deliberation, we finally have the commission's report. The National...

Queen's Speech — Debate (4th Day) (15 May 2012)

Lord McNally: ...in the two years since. However, that sadness is tinged with pleasure that my new oppo will be the noble Lord, Lord Beecham. I think that we had already fully bonded during the passage of the LASPO Bill, but I very much look forward to working with him in the time ahead. I am fully aware, and the House will understand, that noble Lords will not try to cover the waterfront in their...

Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill [HL] - Committee (28 Jun 2016)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ...like a big burden. It could also, of course, further disadvantage London as a centre for the art and antiquities trade—that would be a perverse effect. Secondly, I would like to touch on the human rights issue, which has not been given particular prominence. We are concerned that this amendment would infringe Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights because the collection and...

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (8 Sep 2017)

Lord McColl of Dulwich: My Lords, this Bill is an essential addition to the Modern Slavery Act, a measure which has already been a great success thanks to the support of many people, not least the Prime Minister herself. I shall begin with a brief overview of what my Bill does before moving on to explain why I believe these new measures are necessary. My Bill would amend the Modern Slavery Act with two primary...

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (31 Oct 2018)

Earl Howe: ...That is the point that I urge noble Lords to focus on in this debate. A key aspect of the review of our terrorism laws announced by the Prime Minister following last year’s attacks, of which the Bill is the product, was looking again at the courts’ sentencing powers to ensure that they are sufficient to respond to the threat and keep the public safe. The clear conclusion was that...

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

Nick Thomas-Symonds: ...is entirely right about the reassurances that are necessary in terms of each and every case. As the Minister has said, there is a section 19 certification from the Home Secretary on the face of the Bill regarding its compatibility with convention rights. In addition to that, I note that in clause 1, what will become the new section 29B(7) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000...

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...

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

Stella Creasy: ...it so quickly, but today I want to flag up one particular issue of concern. I suspect that it will be in the other place that we will see progress on these issues. We know that this is a narrow Bill with a specific role around criminal conduct. I also recognise and understand the concerns that my hon. Friend the Member for Streatham (Bell Ribeiro-Addy) raised—I am sorry that she is no...

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

Lord Rosser: I thank the noble and learned Lord, Lord Stewart of Dirleton, for his clear explanation of the content and purpose of the Bill. I congratulate him on this, in his fine maiden speech, which I know the House will have appreciated and enjoyed. The noble and learned Lord specialises in criminal law and has already had a distinguished legal career, being called to the Bar in 1993, appointed...

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

Baroness Chakrabarti: ...when the devil is in the detail in general and when the rule of law is in jeopardy in particular, your Lordships’ House really comes into its own. This is necessarily the case when, as with this Bill, the proceedings in the other place were so truncated and when such a complex but vital area of policy was not foreshadowed in an election manifesto. I say that to emphasise the importance...

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 (2nd Day) (1 Dec 2020)

Lord Paddick: ...this group are on prior authorisation by a judge; by an investigatory powers commissioner; by an investigatory powers commissioner unless it is urgent; by an investigatory powers commissioner if a criminal conduct authority is to be used to identify a journalistic source; and by a Secretary of State. Another amendment requires that an investigatory powers commissioner be notified “as...

Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 16 (1 Dec 2020)

Baroness Hamwee: ...—to inform and improve the future. That was rather what my noble friend Lord Thomas of Gresford was talking about, with his reference to the range of organisations from which authorisations for criminal conduct may come. He mentioned people entitled to give authorisations who will not have the same experience as those in the police and intelligence services. I hope noble Lords will...


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