The Investigatory Powers Act (Amendment) Bill would amend the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which governs lawful access by public bodies to communications and data. It was introduced in the House of Lords in November 2023
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
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There will be a Westminster Hall debate on the motion that 'this House has considered tackling off-road biking' on Tuesday 20 February 2024 2.30-4pm. The debate will be led by Peter Gibson MP
Motion to approve the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2024/25 on Wednesday 7 February 2024. This is how Parliament approves the central police funding allocation for each force every financial year.