Counter-Terrorism Bill — 24 Nov 2008 at 16:13
Amendment C1, as an amendment to the Motion, at end insert "but do propose Amendments Nos. 106B and 133B in lieu:
Insert the following new Clause-
"Inquests: intercept evidence
(1) In section 18 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23) (exceptions to section 17), after subsection (7)(c) insert-
"(d) a disclosure to a coroner or to a person appointed as counsel to an inquest or to members of a jury or to any properly interested person where-(i) the coroner holding the inquest is a judge of the High Court; and (ii) the coroner has ordered the disclosure to be made to- (a) the coroner alone; or(b) the coroner and, if he is satisfied that the disclosure will not prejudice national security, the person appointed as counsel to the inquest or to members of a jury or to any properly interested person; or(c) the coroner and, if he is satisfied that it is necessary to avoid prejudice to national security, in redacted form to the person appointed as counsel to the inquest or to members of a jury or to any properly interested person."
(2) In that section, after subsection (8A) insert-
"(8B) A coroner shall not order a disclosure under subsection (7)(d) except where the coroner is satisfied that the exceptional circumstances of the case make the disclosure essential to enable the matters that are required to be ascertained by the inquest to be ascertained."
(3) In that section, after subsection (11) insert-
"(11A) References in this section to a coroner apply only where the coroner is a judge of the High Court."
(4) This section has effect in relation to inquests that have begun, but have not been concluded, before the day on which it comes into force as well as to inquests beginning on or after that day."
Line 6, after second "to" insert "inquests and"
On Question, Whether the said Motion (No. C1) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 125; Not-Contents, 144.
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