Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — After Clause 2 — Notification to a Judicial Commissioner — 27 Jan 2021 at 19:01
The majority of MPs voted not to allow a Judicial Commissioner to revoke an authorisation for criminal conduct by undercover officers and covert sources.
Specifically consideration was being given to:
- Amendment (b) proposed to Lords amendment 5
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the amendment be made.
Lords amendment 5 began:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Notification to a Judicial Commissioner
- (1) This section applies where a person grants or cancels an authorisation under section 29B.
- (2) The person must give notice that the person has granted or cancelled the authorisation to a Judicial Commissioner.
- (6) If upon notification under subsection (3) a Judicial Commissioner determines that the authorisation should not have been granted, the person who granted the authorisation must be immediately informed and all further activities that will or might be undertaken pursuant to the authorisation must cease forthwith, subject to the power of the Judicial Commissioner to allow actions specified by the Judicial Commissioner to continue for the purpose of discontinuing the activities for which authorisation had been granted.”
Amendment (b) which was supported by a majority of MPs in this vote stated:
- Leave out lines 27 to 35
This removes subsection (6) which is quoted above, removing the power for a Judicial Commissioner to revoke an authorisation for criminal conduct by undercover officers and covert sources.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, 21 January 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, 21 January 2020, Parliament.uk
-  Amendment paper for consideration of the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill, 27 January 2021, Parliament.uk
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||358 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.6%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|