Informers: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 27th March 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 March (HL13990), whether the inspection teams covering juveniles as covert human intelligence sources also examine how policy is set regarding (1) payments to, (2) inducement of, and (3) frequency of use of, each juvenile.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The scope and terms of any inspection is a matter for the Investigatory Powers Commissioner as an independent statutory authority, but we have consulted with IPCO who have confirmed that their inspections do address the matters to which the Noble Lady refers.

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