Investigatory Powers draft Legislative Scrutiny

The Committee has published its report on the Legislative Scrutiny of the Investigatory Powers Bill.

The Government published a draft bill on the operation and regulation of the investigatory powers used by the police and the intelligence and security agencies on 4 November 2015.


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