Informers: Children

Home Office written question – answered on 8th December 2020.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many covert human intelligence sources under the age of 18 have been notified to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner since January 2019.

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

For under 18s, the most recent available data published by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner reported that 17 juvenile covert human intelligence source authorisations were approved across 11 public authorities during the four-year period between January 2015 to the end of 2018. Data for the period beyond the end of 2018 has not been published. Information is not collated on vulnerable adults.

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