Investigatory Powers Bill: Consultants

Home Office written question – answered on 20th July 2016.

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Photo of Valerie Vaz Valerie Vaz Labour, Walsall South

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements were made for the declaration of (a) financial and (b) other interests by technical advisers to the independent review of the Investigatory Powers Bill before their appointment.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Government has published the Terms of Reference for the Independent Review of Bulk Powers, which set out the composition of the review team. It was for David Anderson, as the independent reviewer to select the team best equipped to carry out the review and to critically appraise the need for bulk capabilities. David Anderson also published a summary for each member of the team setting out their experience and the diverse qualities which they will bring to the review.

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