Wilson Doctrine

Prime Minister written question – answered on 8th February 2006.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

To ask the Prime Minister

(1) whether the Wilson doctrine applies to (a) Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and (b) (i) UK and (ii) non-UK members of the European Parliament;

(2) whether the Wilson doctrine applies to Members of (a) the Welsh Assembly and (b) the Scottish Parliament;

(3) what discussions he has had on the right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to a possible suspension of the Wilson doctrine;

(4) what discussions have taken place regarding the suspension of the Wilson doctrine on interception of parliamentary communications;

(5) whether the Wilson doctrine has been updated to apply to internet activity;

(6) whether the Wilson doctrine applies to (a) communications traffic data and (b) the interception of postal services.

Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister

I have nothing further to add to my written ministerial statement, 15 December 2005, Hansard, column 173WS and my answers at Prime Minister's Questions on 18 and 25 January.

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