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The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018

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Exclusion of matters from legal proceedings

17.—(1) Section 56 of the 2016 Act (exclusion of matters from legal proceedings etc.) has effect as if the references in subsection (1) to “interception-related conduct” included—

(a)conduct occurring between 27th June 2018 and 8th August 2018 that is the making of an application for a warrant under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of RIPA by or on behalf of, or the issue of such a warrant addressed to, the head of an intelligence service or the Chief of Defence Intelligence;

(b)conduct occurring between 27th July 2018 and the day on which the repeal of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of RIPA by paragraph 45 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act is fully in force that is the making of an application for a warrant, or the issue of a warrant, under Chapter 1 of Part 1 of RIPA;

(c)the imposition of any requirement on any person to provide assistance in giving effect to any such warrant.

(2) Until the repeal of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of RIPA by paragraph 45 of Schedule 10 to the 2016 Act is fully in force, section 56 has effect as if the reference in subsection (3)(a) to an intercepting authority(1) included—

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

(b)the Commissioner of Police for 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, and

(f)a person who for the purposes of any international mutual assistance agreement, is the competent authority of a country or territory outside the United Kingdom.

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“Intercepting authority” is defined by section 18(1), which is commenced only in part by these Regulations.

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