Coroners and Justice Bill — Report (1st Day) — 21 Oct 2009 at 19:16
Moved by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
5: After Clause 5, insert the following new Clause-
"Amendment to the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
(1) Section 18 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (c. 23) (exceptions to section 17) is amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (7), after paragraph (c) insert-
"(d) a disclosure to a coronial judge or to a person appointed as counsel to an inquest or to members of a jury at an inquest or to an interested person in which the coronial judge has ordered the disclosure."
(3) After subsection (8A) insert-
"(8B) A coronial judge shall not order a disclosure under subsection (7)(d) except where the judge is satisfied that the circumstances of the case make the disclosure necessary to enable the matters required to be ascertained by the investigation to be ascertained.
(8C) An order for disclosure made under subsection (7)(d) may include directions enabling the redaction of any material relating to the method or means by which the information was obtained."
(4) After subsection (13) insert-
"(14) In this section "interested person" has the same meaning as in section 38 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
(15) In this section "coronial judge" means a judge nominated by the Lord Chief Justice under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to conduct an investigation into a person's death and who has agreed to do so.""
Amendment 5 agreed.
Clause 7 : Whether jury required
Moved by Lord Ramsbotham
6: Clause 7, page 4, leave out lines 25 to 27
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