Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill — Clause 1 — Authorisation of Criminal Conduct — Children and Vulnerable Sources — 27 Jan 2021 at 19:01
The majority of MPs voted against restricting the authorisation of criminal conduct by children and vulnerable sources to exceptional circumstances.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 4
Lords amendment 4 began:
- Page 3, line 16, at end insert—
- “29C Criminal conduct authorisations: granting to children and vulnerable sources
- (1) This section applies when the source is—
- (a) under the age of 18,
- (b) a vulnerable individual, as defined in subsection (5), or
- (c) a victim of modern slavery or trafficking, as defined in subsection (6).
- (2) No criminal conduct authorisations may be granted for a source to whom subsection (1) applies unless the authorising officer believes that exceptional circumstances apply that necessitate the authorisation
The proposed new clause continued with definitions and details of safeguards for children and vulnerable 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||353 (+2 tell)||2||0||97.8%|
|Lab||0||196 (+2 tell)||0||99.0%|
|David Davis||Haltemprice and Howden||Con||no|
|Dame Cheryl Gillan||Chesham and Amersham||Con (front bench)||no|