Telecommunications: Surveillance

Home Office written question – answered on 28th March 2017.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to give the independent communications data authorising body statutory underpinning.

Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what budget has been set aside to establish and maintain the independent communications data authorising body referred to in the IP Act Implementation, Programme Layer advert published on gov.uk on 17 March 2017.

Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether staff for the independent communications data authorising body will be drawn from among existing officers working on data requests.

Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to report to Parliament on the functioning of the independent communications data authorising body.

Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the budget for the independent communications data authorising body will be drawn from existing police budgets.

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

The impact on current legislation of the ECJ Judgment of 21st Dec 2016 on data retention is still being considered by the Government.

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