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SCHEDULES

Section 248

SCHEDULE 8Combination of warrants and authorisations

Part 1Combinations with targeted interception warrants

Warrants that may be issued by Secretary of State

1The Secretary of State may, on an application made by or on behalf of the head of an intelligence service, issue a warrant that combines a targeted interception warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 19(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted examination warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 19(2);

(b)a targeted equipment interference warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 102(1);

(c)a targeted examination warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 102(3);

(d)a warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (warrants for entry or interference with property or wireless telegraphy);

(e)an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(f)an authorisation under section 32 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

2The Secretary of State may, on an application made by or on behalf of the Chief of Defence Intelligence, issue a warrant that combines a targeted interception warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 19(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted equipment interference warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 104;

(b)an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(c)an authorisation under section 32 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

3(1)The Secretary of State may, on an application made by or on behalf of a relevant intercepting authority, issue a warrant that combines a targeted interception warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 19(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted equipment interference warrant which a law enforcement chief has power to issue under section 106;

(b)an authorisation under section 93 of the Police Act 1997 (authorisations to interfere with property);

(c)an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(d)an authorisation under section 32 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), each of the following is a “relevant intercepting authority”—

(a)the Director General of the National Crime Agency;

(b)the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis;

(c)the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(d)the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland;

(e)the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

Warrants that may be issued by Scottish Ministers

4The Scottish Ministers may, on an application made by or on behalf of the head of an intelligence service, issue a warrant that combines a targeted interception warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 21(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted examination warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 21(2);

(b)a targeted equipment interference warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 103(1);

(c)a targeted examination warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 103(2);

(d)a warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (warrants for entry or interference with property or wireless telegraphy).

5The Scottish Ministers may, on an application made by or on behalf of the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland, issue a warrant that combines a targeted interception warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 21(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted equipment interference warrant which a law enforcement chief has power to issue under section 106;

(b)an authorisation under section 93 of the Police Act 1997 (authorisations to interfere with property);

(c)an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(d)an authorisation under section 32 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

6The Scottish Ministers may, on an application made by or on behalf of the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland, issue a warrant that combines a targeted interception warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 21(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted equipment interference warrant which a law enforcement chief has power to issue under section 106;

(b)an authorisation under section 93 of the Police Act 1997 (authorisations to interfere with property);

(c)an authorisation under section 6 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 (2000 asp 11) (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(d)an authorisation under section 10 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

7(1)The Scottish Ministers may, on an application made by or on behalf of a relevant intercepting authority, issue a warrant that combines a targeted interception warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 21(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted equipment interference warrant which a law enforcement chief has power to issue under section 106;

(b)an authorisation under section 93 of the Police Act 1997 (authorisations to interfere with property).

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), each of the following is a “relevant intercepting authority”—

(a)the Director General of the National Crime Agency;

(b)the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis;

(c)the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland;

(d)the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

Part 2Other combinations involving targeted equipment interference warrants

Warrants that may be issued by Secretary of State

8The Secretary of State may, on an application made by or on behalf of the head of an intelligence service, issue a warrant that combines a targeted equipment interference warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 102(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted examination warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 102(3);

(b)a targeted examination warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 19(2);

(c)a warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (warrants for entry or interference with property or wireless telegraphy);

(d)an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(e)an authorisation under section 32 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

9The Secretary of State may, on an application made by or on behalf of the Chief of Defence Intelligence, issue a warrant that combines a targeted equipment interference warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 104 with one or more of the following—

(a)an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(b)an authorisation under section 32 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

Warrants that may be issued by Scottish Ministers

10The Scottish Ministers may, on an application made by or on behalf of the head of an intelligence service, issue a warrant that combines a targeted equipment interference warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 103(1) with one or more of the following—

(a)a targeted examination warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 103(2);

(b)a targeted examination warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 21(2);

(c)a warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (warrants for entry or interference with property or wireless telegraphy).

Warrants that may be issued by other persons

11(1)A law enforcement chief may, on an application made by a person who is an appropriate law enforcement officer in relation to the chief, issue a warrant that combines a targeted equipment interference warrant which the law enforcement chief has power to issue under section 106 with one or more of the following—

(a)an authorisation under section 93 of the Police Act 1997 (authorisations to interfere with property);

(b)an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(c)an authorisation under section 32 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

(2)For the purposes of this paragraph, references to a “law enforcement chief” and an “appropriate law enforcement officer” are to be read in accordance with section 106(5).

12(1)A law enforcement chief within sub-paragraph (2) may, on an application made by a person who is an appropriate law enforcement officer in relation to the chief, issue a warrant that combines a targeted equipment interference warrant which the law enforcement chief has power to issue under section 106 with one or more of the following—

(a)an authorisation under section 93 of the Police Act 1997 (authorisations to interfere with property);

(b)an authorisation under section 6 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 (2000 asp 11) (authorisation of directed surveillance);

(c)an authorisation under section 10 of that Act (authorisation of intrusive surveillance).

(2)The law enforcement chiefs mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) are—

(a)the chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland, and

(b)the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.

(3)For the purposes of this paragraph, references to a “law enforcement chief” and an “appropriate law enforcement officer” are to be read in accordance with section 106(5).

Part 3Combinations involving targeted examination warrants only

13The Secretary of State may, on an application made by or on behalf of the head of an intelligence service, issue a warrant that combines—

(a)a targeted examination warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 19(2), with

(b)a targeted examination warrant which the Secretary of State has power to issue under section 102(3).

14The Scottish Ministers may, on an application made by or on behalf of the head of an intelligence service, issue a warrant that combines—

(a)a targeted examination warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 21(2), with

(b)a targeted examination warrant which the Scottish Ministers have power to issue under section 103(2).

Part 4Combined warrants: supplementary provision

Introductory

15In this Part of this Schedule “combined warrant” means a warrant issued under any of Parts 1 to 3 of this Schedule.

General

16(1)Where Part 1, 2 or 3 of this Schedule provides for a person to have power, on an application made by or on behalf of any person (“the applicant”), to issue a combined warrant that includes any warrant or other authorisation, the person may issue a combined warrant containing that warrant or authorisation, whether or not that person would have power, on an application made by or on behalf of the applicant, to issue that warrant, or to give that authorisation, as a single instrument.

(2)Where Part 1, 2 or 3 of this Schedule provides for a person to have power to apply for a combined warrant, the person may apply for a combined warrant containing any warrant or other authorisation that may be included in it, provided that—

(a)the person could apply for that warrant or authorisation as a single instrument, or

(b)the organisation on whose behalf the person is acting, or another person who is a member of staff or an officer of the organisation or who is otherwise acting on its behalf, could apply for that warrant or authorisation as a single instrument.

17(1)A combined warrant must be addressed to the person by whom, or on whose behalf, the application for the combined warrant was made.

(2)Any reference in this Act to the person to whom a warrant is or was addressed is to be read, in the case of a combined warrant containing such a warrant, as a reference to the person to whom the combined warrant is or was addressed.

18A combined warrant must contain a provision stating which warrants or other authorisations are included in the combined warrant.

19Any reference in any enactment to a warrant or other authorisation of a particular description issued or given under any enactment includes, in the case of a combined warrant containing a warrant or authorisation of that description, a reference to so much of the combined warrant as consists of such a warrant or authorisation.

This is subject to any provision made by or under the following provisions of this Schedule.

Rules about issue etc. applying separately in relation to each part of a combined warrant

20(1)The law about the following matters, so far as relating to a warrant or other authorisation that may be included in a combined warrant, applies in relation to so much of a combined warrant as consists of such a warrant or authorisation—

(a)the duties imposed by section 2 (general duties in relation to privacy);

(b)any conditions that must be met before such a warrant or authorisation may be issued or given;

(c)the grounds on which such a warrant or authorisation may be issued or given;

(d)the conduct that may be authorised by such a warrant or authorisation;

(e)any requirements as to what must be included in such a warrant or authorisation;

(f)any conditions that must be met before such a warrant or authorisation may be renewed and the grounds on which it may be renewed;

(g)any conditions that must be met before such a warrant or authorisation may be modified;

(h)the grounds on which such a warrant or authorisation may be modified and the procedural rules that apply to such a modification;

(i)the circumstances in which such a warrant or authorisation may or must be cancelled.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)(h) “procedural rules”, in relation to the modification of a warrant or other authorisation, means the law about any of the following matters—

(a)the involvement of Judicial Commissioners in decisions;

(b)the delegation of decisions;

(c)the signing of instruments making a modification;

(d)urgent cases.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) is subject to paragraphs 21 to 26.

Rules about issue etc. applying in relation to combined warrants

21(1)A combined warrant under Part 1 of this Schedule addressed to any person may only be issued, renewed or cancelled in accordance with the procedural rules that would apply to the issue, renewal or cancellation of a targeted interception warrant addressed to that person (see Chapter 1 of Part 2 of this Act).

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “procedural rules”, in relation to a warrant, means the law about any of the following matters—

(a)the involvement of Judicial Commissioners in decisions;

(b)the delegation of decisions;

(c)the signing of warrants;

(d)urgent cases.

(3)But if a combined warrant under paragraph 1 or 4 includes a warrant which the person issuing the combined warrant has power to issue under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (a “section 5 warrant”), any requirement (arising from sub-paragraph (1) above) for the involvement of Judicial Commissioners in the decision whether to issue or renew the combined warrant does not apply in relation to the part of the combined warrant consisting of the section 5 warrant.

22(1)A combined warrant under Part 2 of this Schedule addressed to any person may only be issued, renewed or cancelled in accordance with the procedural rules that would apply to the issue, renewal or cancellation of a targeted equipment interference warrant addressed to that person (see Part 5 of this Act).

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “procedural rules” has the same meaning as in paragraph 21(1).

(3)But if a combined warrant under paragraph 8 or 10 includes a warrant which the person issuing the combined warrant has power to issue under section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 (a “section 5 warrant”), any requirement (arising from sub-paragraph (1) above) for the involvement of Judicial Commissioners in the decision whether to issue or renew the combined warrant does not apply in relation to the part of the combined warrant consisting of the section 5 warrant.

23(1)A combined warrant under Part 3 of this Schedule addressed to any person may only be issued, renewed or cancelled in accordance with the procedural rules that would apply to the issue, renewal or cancellation of a targeted examination warrant under section 19(2) addressed to that person (see Chapter 1 of Part 2 of this Act).

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “procedural rules” has the same meaning as in paragraph 21(1).

24(1)In consequence of paragraphs 21 and 22, the following provisions of the Police Act 1997 do not apply in relation to an authorisation under section 93 of that Act which is included in a combined warrant—

(a)section 96 (notification of authorisations to Judicial Commissioner);

(b)section 97 (authorisations requiring approval);

(c)section 103(1), (2) and (4) (power to quash or cancel authorisations);

(d)section 104 (appeals to Investigatory Powers Commissioner).

(2)Section 103(6) of that Act applies where a combined warrant containing an authorisation under section 93 of that Act is cancelled as it applies where such an authorisation is cancelled under section 103(4) of that Act.

25In consequence of paragraphs 21 and 22, the following provisions of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 do not apply in relation to an authorisation under section 32 of that Act which is included in a combined warrant—

(a)section 35 (notification of authorisations to Judicial Commissioner);

(b)section 36 (approval required for authorisations to take effect);

(c)section 37(2) to (4) (power to quash or cancel authorisations);

(d)section 38 (appeals to Investigatory Powers Commissioner).

26In consequence of paragraphs 21 and 22, the following provisions of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 do not apply in relation to an authorisation under section 10 of that Act which is included in a combined warrant—

(a)section 13 (notification of authorisations to Judicial Commissioner);

(b)section 14 (approval required for authorisations to take effect);

(c)section 15(1) to (3) (power to quash or cancel authorisations);

(d)section 16 (appeals to Investigatory Powers Commissioner).

Modification of rules as to duration

27(1)Where a combined warrant includes warrants or authorisations which (as single instruments) would cease to have effect at the end of different periods, the combined warrant is to cease to have effect at the end of the shortest of the periods (unless renewed).

(2)But sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to a combined warrant which—

(a)includes an authorisation under section 28 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (authorisation of directed surveillance),

(b)is addressed to the head of an intelligence service, and

(c)is issued with the approval of a Judicial Commissioner.

(3)In such a case, the combined warrant (unless it is renewed) is to cease to have effect at the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day on which it is issued.

Special rules about the application of this Act to combined warrants

28(1)This paragraph applies where under section 24(3) a Judicial Commissioner refuses to approve a decision to issue a combined warrant under Part 1 or 3 of this Schedule.

(2)Section 25 has effect in relation to the combined warrant as if—

(a)any reference in subsection (3) of that section to a targeted interception warrant or targeted examination warrant were a reference to so much of the combined warrant as consisted of such a warrant, and

(b)any other reference in that section to a warrant were a reference to the combined warrant.

(3)Where the combined warrant included a targeted equipment interference warrant or targeted examination warrant which the person who issued the combined warrant has power to issue under Part 5 of this Act, section 110 has effect in relation to the combined warrant as if—

(a)any reference in subsection (3)(b) or (c) of that section to a targeted equipment interference warrant were a reference to so much of the combined warrant as consisted of such a warrant,

(b)any reference in subsection (4) of that section to a targeted examination warrant were a reference to so much of the combined warrant as consisted of such a warrant, and

(c)any other reference in that section to a warrant were a reference to the combined warrant.

29Where under section 109(3) a Judicial Commissioner refuses to approve the decision to issue a combined warrant under Part 2 of this Schedule, section 110 has effect in relation to the combined warrant as if—

(a)any reference in subsection (3)(b) or (c) of that section to a targeted equipment interference warrant were a reference to so much of the combined warrant as consisted of such a warrant,

(b)any reference in subsection (4) of that section to a targeted examination warrant were a reference to so much of the combined warrant as consisted of such a warrant, and

(c)any other reference in that section to a warrant were a reference to the combined warrant.

30(1)This paragraph applies to any provision in Part 2 or 5 of this Act that enables a person to whom a warrant is addressed to require the provision of assistance in giving effect to the warrant.

(2)In the case of a combined warrant containing such a warrant, the provision is to be read as enabling the person to whom the combined warrant is addressed to require the provision of assistance in giving effect to so much of the combined warrant as consists of such a warrant.

(3)Accordingly, any power to serve a copy of a warrant for that purpose includes power, in the case of such a combined warrant, to serve the part of the combined warrant consisting of such a warrant.

31Any reference in section 56 (exclusion of matters from legal proceedings etc.) to the making of an application for a warrant, or the issue of a warrant, under Chapter 1 of Part 2 of this Act includes a reference to—

(a)the making of an application for a combined warrant that includes a warrant under that Chapter, so far as relating to disclosing or suggesting the inclusion of such a warrant, or

(b)the inclusion of a warrant under that Chapter in a combined warrant.

32(1)The reference in section 58(7) to the provisions of Part 2 of this Act is to be read, in the case of a combined warrant containing a targeted interception warrant or targeted examination warrant which the person who issued the combined warrant has power to issue under that Part, as including a reference to this Schedule.

(2)The reference in section 133(4) to the provisions of Part 5 of this Act is to be read, in the case of a combined warrant containing a targeted equipment interference warrant or targeted examination warrant which the person who issued the combined warrant has power to issue under that Part, as including a reference to this Schedule.

Power to make consequential amendments

33(1)The Secretary of State may by regulations make such provision modifying any provision made by or under an enactment (including this Schedule) as the Secretary of State considers appropriate in consequence of any provision made by this Schedule.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “enactment” does not include any primary legislation passed or made after the end of the Session in which this Act is passed.