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Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Sessions 2015-16, 2016-17

Last updated: 2 December 2016 at 10:27

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Long title

A Bill to make provision about the interception of communications, equipment interference and the acquisition and retention of communications data, bulk personal datasets and other information; to make provision about the treatment of material held as a result of such interception, equipment interference or acquisition or retention; to establish the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and other Judicial Commissioners and make provision about them and other oversight arrangements; to make further provision about investigatory powers and national security; to amend sections 3 and 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994; and for connected purposes.


Earl Howe
Excepted Hereditary

Sponsoring department

Home Office
Amber Rudd
Conservative, Hastings and Rye

Current version of the Bill

Investigatory Powers Act 2016 c.25
29 November 2016

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
In progress
Not applicable
Not yet reached