Investigatory Powers Commissioner

Home Office written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 to allow temporary judicial commissioners (JCs) to be appointed at the request of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, in the event that there are insufficient JCs available to operate the system under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, how many JCs have been appointed in accordance with those provisions since the 2020 Act came into force.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

Ten temporary Judicial Commissioners have been appointed by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner under the Coronavirus Act.

They were appointed for terms of six months.

Details of the temporary Judicial Commissioners can be found on the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office website.

In addition, the Prime Minister appointed Lord Justice Fulford, the former Investigatory Powers Commissioner, as a Judicial Commissioner to assist during this period.

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