JOINT

Commissioners and report authors give evidence on the Draft Bill

02 December 2015

On 2 December at 4.15pm the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill takes evidence from Commissioners, David Anderson QC and Professor Michael Clarke.

Witnesses

Wednesday 2 December, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 4.15pm

  • Sir Mark Waller, Intelligence Services Commissioner

At 4:40pm

  • Lord Judge, Chief Surveillance Commissioner
  • Clare Ringshaw-Dowle, Chief Surveillance Inspector
  • Sir Stanley Burnton, Interception of Communications Commissioner
  • Jo Cavan, Head of the Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office

At 5.40pm

  • David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
  • Professor Michael Clarke, Retiring Director of the Royal United Services Institute

Possible questions

Questions in the first and second sessions may include:

  • What is your assessment of the proposal to create a single Investigatory Powers Commissioner to replace the current system of three Commissioners?
  • Does the proposed new authorisation regime for warrants, including review by Judicial Commissioners, provide better safeguards than the current system?
  • Do the terms relating to the appointment and dismissal of Judicial Commissioners provide them with sufficient independence from the Government?

Questions in the third session may include:

  • To what extent does the draft Bill take account of the recommendations of each of your reports?
  • How do the provisions in the draft Bill, particularly in relation to authorisation and oversight, data retention, and bulk collection compare to those of other similar countries?
  • Has the Government made a strong enough case for the retention and accessing of internet connection records?

Further information

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