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Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Government Bill

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

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Investigatory Powers Act 2016 c.25
29 November 2016

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

HL Bill 70 Commons disagreement and reasons
15 November 2016
Lords
Bill 89 2016-17, Lords Non-Insistence and Amendments in Lieu
3 November 2016
Commons
1 November 2016
Lords
Bill 86 2016-17, Lords Amendments to the Bill
31 October 2016
Commons
19 October 2016
Lords
12 September 2016
Lords
8 June 2016
Lords
19 May 2016
Commons
1 March 2016
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
5 May 2016
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
13 September 2016
Lords

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

8 June 2016
Lords
1 March 2016
Commons

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

Memorandum about Lords Amendments
1 November 2016
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 70-I Motion to be moved on consideration of Commons reasons
15 November 2016
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 15 November 2016
15 November 2016
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 11 November 2016
14 November 2016
Commons
Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 10 November 2016
11 November 2016
Commons
HL Bill 68-I Marshalled list for consideration of Commons reasons
1 November 2016
Lords
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 1 November 2016
1 November 2016
Commons
HL Bill 66-I Marshalled list for Third Reading
28 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 66(b) Amendment for Third Reading
26 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 66(a) Amendments for Third Reading
24 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62-III Third marshalled list for Report
17 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62-II(a) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the second marshalled list
14 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62-II Second marshalled list for Report
13 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62-I(Rev)(b) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list
12 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62-I(Rev)(a) Amendment for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list
11 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report
10 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62-I Marshalled list for Report
7 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62(c) Amendment for Report
6 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62(b) Amendment for Report
4 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 62(a) Amendment for Report
3 October 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-VI Sixth marshalled list for Committee
8 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-V(Rev) Revised fifth marshalled list for Committee
6 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-V Fifth marshalled list for Committee
5 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee
1 September 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-III(d) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list
26 August 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-III(c) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list
17 August 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-III(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list
16 August 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-III(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list
21 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-III Third marshalled list for Committee
15 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-II(c) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list
14 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-II(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list
13 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-II(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list
12 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-II Second marshalled list for Committee
11 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee
8 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40-I Marshalled list for Committee
7 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40(d) Amendments for Committee
6 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40(c) Amendments for Committee
5 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40(b) Amendments for Committee
4 July 2016
Lords
HL Bill 40(a) Amendments for Committee
28 June 2016
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 June 2016
7 June 2016
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 6 June 2016
6 June 2016
Commons
Manuscript Amendments 6 June 2016
6 June 2016
Commons
3 June 2016
Commons
2 June 2016
Commons
27 May 2016
Commons
24 May 2016
Commons
20 May 2016
Commons
5 May 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 May 2016
3 May 2016
Commons
29 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 April 2016
28 April 2016
Commons
27 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 April 2016
26 April 2016
Commons
25 April 2016
Commons
22 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 April 2016
21 April 2016
Commons
20 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 April 2016
19 April 2016
Commons
18 April 2016
Commons
15 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 April 2016
14 April 2016
Commons
13 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 April 2016
12 April 2016
Commons
11 April 2016
Commons
8 April 2016
Commons
25 March 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 March 2016
24 March 2016
Commons
23 March 2016
Commons
18 March 2016
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Message
15 November 2016
Commons
Consideration of Lords Amendments
1 November 2016
Commons
Consideration on Report-Day 2
7 June 2016
Commons
Consideration on Report-Day 1
6 June 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 7
29 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 6
28 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 5
25 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 4
21 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
19 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
14 April 2016
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
12 April 2016
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 15 November 2016
16 November 2016
Commons
8 June 2016
Commons
7 June 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 May 2016
4 May 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 April 2016
29 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 April 2016
27 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 April 2016
22 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 April 2016
20 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 April 2016
15 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 April 2016
13 April 2016
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 24 March 2016
25 March 2016
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments
28 October 2016
Commons
Committee Stage Report
2 June 2016
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
11 March 2016
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Investigatory Powers Bill Committee: Schedule of Evidence
24 March 2016
Commons
Have your say on the Investigatory Powers Bill
16 March 2016
Commons

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

Investigatory Powers Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages
21 June 2016
Lords

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House of Commons Committee stage
Written evidence: Access Now (IPB72)
4 May 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Sir David Pepper KCMG (IPB71)
28 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Letter from the Security Minister further submission (IPB70)
26 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Letter from the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP (IPB69)
21 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Tom Hickman (IPB66)
19 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: The Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) (IPB67)
19 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Letter from the Security Minister (IPB68)
19 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Chris Farrimond, National Crime Agency, Simon Grunwell, HM Revenue & Customs and Richard Berry, National Police Chiefs Council (IPB63)
14 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Dr Nora Ni Loideain, Research Associate, Technology and Democracy Project, CRASSH University of Cambridge (IPB64)
14 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Letter from the Home Office regarding Government amendments (IPB65)
14 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office (IPB40)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Local Government Association (IPB41)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Med Confidential (IPB42)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Dr Lindsey Bell (IPB43)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Ted Marynicz (IPB45)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Public Concern at work (IPB44)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: David Anderson QC (IPB46)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Christopher Pidgeon (IPB47)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Ray Mcclure (IPB48)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Graham Seaman (IPB49)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecution (IPB50)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Dr C. N. M. Pounder, Amberhawk Training Limited (IPB51)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Labour campaign for Human Rights (IPB52)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: HUBS CIC (IPB53)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Jisc Technologies (IPB54)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Remote Control Project (IPB55)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (IPB56)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: The Law Society (IPB58)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: techUK further submission (IPB57)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Open Rights Group (IPB59)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: National Union of Journalists (IPB60)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: The Law Society of Scotland (IPB61)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Media Lawyers Association (IPB62)
12 April 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Muslim Council of Britain (IPB01)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: David Sawford (IPB03)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: John Bingham (IPB04)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Jaron Shulver (IPB05)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Dr Paul Bernal, Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the UEA Law School (IPB06)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Guardian News & Media (IPB07)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Brass Horn Communications (IPB08)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Brian Scallan (IPB09)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: David Mytton (IPB10)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Martin Kleppmann (IPB11)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Adrian Kennard (IPB13)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Information Commissioner (IPB14)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Tirath Bansal, Director, Myorb Limited (IPB15)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Annie Machon (IPB16)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Maritime and Coastguard Agency (IPB17)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: James Le Cuirot (IPB18)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Scottish PEN (IPB19)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: IT-Political Association of Denmark (IPB20)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo (IPB21)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Chief Inspector Keith Conradi, Air Accidents Investigation Branch, Chief Inspector Steve Clinch, Marine Accident Investigation Branch, and Chief Inspector Simon French, Rail Accident Investigation Branch (IPB22)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Open Intelligence (IPB23)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Stuart Johnson, Director, Logic Ethos Ltd. (IPB24)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Big Brother Watch (IPB25)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: News Media Association (IPB26)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: teckUK (IPB27)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Criminal Cases Review Commission (IPB28)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Leonard J. Crabs, on behalf of the Megan Kyanka College Fund (IPB29)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Ray Corrigan (IPB30)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) (IPB31)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (IPB32)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Digital-Trust, CIC (IPB33)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (IPB34)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Christopher Lloyd (IPB35)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Center for Democracy & Technology (IPB36)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Kevin Cahill (IPB37)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Bar Council (IPB38)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: JUSTICE (IPB39)
24 March 2016
Commons
Written evidence: Keith Mallen (IPB12)
24 March 2016
Commons

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments 1 November 2016
2 November 2016
Commons
Letter dated 05/09/2016 from Earl Howe to Baroness Fookes regarding points raised by the Committee in relation to Clause 242(2) and (3) and Schedule 8, paragraph 33.
5 September 2016
Letter dated 08/07/2016 from Lord Keen of Elie to Lord Rooker regarding the second reading of the Bill and tests for legislation recommended by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) panel.
8 July 2016
Independent review of the operational case for bulk powers: Terms of reference. As referenced in Mr Hayes’ letter to Mr Starmer dated 06/06/15.
12 June 2016
Letter dated 08/06/2016 from Earl Howe to Baroness Fookes regarding the Investigatory Powers Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum.
8 June 2016
Letter dated 06/06/2016 from John Hayes MP to Keir Starmer MP regarding the Bill and operation of bulk powers review.
6 June 2016
Letter dated 06/06/2016 from Keir Starmer MP to John Hayes MP regarding the Bill and operation of bulk powers review.
6 June 2016

Bill 172 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
4 May 2016
Commons

Royal Assent
Royal Assent (Hansard)
29 November 2016
Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings)
29 November 2016
House of Lords Consideration of Commons amendments
Ping Pong (Lords Hansard)
16 November 2016
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
16 November 2016
Lords
Ping Pong (Hansard)
2 November 2016
Lords
Ping Pong (Minutes of Proceedings)
2 November 2016
Lords
House of Commons Consideration of Lords amendments
15 November 2016
Commons
1 November 2016
Commons
House of Commons Programme motion
Programme motion No.3
1 November 2016
Commons
Programme motion No.2
6 June 2016
Commons
Programme motion
15 March 2016
Commons
House of Lords 3rd reading
3rd reading (Hansard)
31 October 2016
Lords
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
31 October 2016
Lords
House of Lords Report stage
Report: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
19 October 2016
Lords
Report: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
19 October 2016
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard - part one)
17 October 2016
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Hansard - part two)
17 October 2016
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
17 October 2016
Lords
Report: 1st sitting (Hansard)
11 October 2016
Lords
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings)
11 October 2016
Lords
House of Lords Committee stage
Committee: 6th sitting (Hansard)
12 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 6th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
12 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Hansard)
7 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
7 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Hansard)
5 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
5 September 2016
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Hansard)
19 July 2016
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
19 July 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Hansard)
13 July 2016
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings)
13 July 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard)
11 July 2016
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting (Mintes of Proceedings)
11 July 2016
Lords
House of Lords 2nd reading
2nd reading (Hansard)
27 June 2016
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
27 June 2016
Lords
2nd reading (Hansard)
27 June 2016
Lords
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
27 June 2016
Lords
House of Lords 1st reading
1st reading (Hansard)
8 June 2016
Lords
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings)
8 June 2016
Lords
House of Commons Report stage
Report: 2nd sitting
7 June 2016
Commons
Report: 1st sitting
6 June 2016
Commons
House of Commons 1st reading
19 May 2016
Commons
1 March 2016
Commons
House of Commons 2nd reading
19 May 2016
Commons
15 March 2016
Commons
House of Commons Money resolution
Money resolution
15 March 2016
Commons
House of Commons Ways and Means resolution
Ways and Means resolution
15 March 2016
Commons
House of Commons Carry-over motion
Carry-over motion
15 March 2016
Commons

Full transcripts

House of Commons Committee stage
4 May 2016
Commons
4 May 2016
Commons
28 April 2016
Commons
28 April 2016
Commons
27 April 2016
Commons
27 April 2016
Commons
22 April 2016
Commons
22 April 2016
Commons
20 April 2016
Commons
20 April 2016
Commons
14 April 2016
Commons
14 April 2016
Commons
13 April 2016
Commons
13 April 2016
Commons
24 March 2016
Commons
24 March 2016
Commons