Lords examines Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill

National Crime Agency officers.
11 September 2018

The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill concluded its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Monday 10 September.

The committee stage of this bill took place in Grand Committee, a room outside the Lords chamber. In Grand Committee, any member can take part and decisions on amendments can be made, but no votes can take place.

Members discussed topics including actions available to officers to enforce an order, the use of electronic data as evidence and the potential conflict between the bill and the Data Protection Act 2018.

A date for report stage has yet to be scheduled.

Lords committee stage day one: Wednesday 5 September

Members discussed subjects including appointment of independent advisers, international co-operation arrangements and safeguards for incoming production orders.

Lords second reading: Wednesday 11 July

Members discussed public interest requirements for investigations, bilateral agreements with foreign governments and arrangements after the UK leaves the EU.

Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill summary

The bill aims to allow law enforcement agencies to apply for a UK court order to get stored electronic data directly from a company or person based outside the UK.

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