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Investigatory Powers Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsor:
Mrs Theresa May
Home Office

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • Report stage: House of Commons Report stage: House of Commons | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 002 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 1020KB 19.05.2016

Latest news on the Investigatory Powers Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

The Investigatory Powers Bill is a public bill presented to Parliament by the Government.

The Public Bill Committee has now completed its work and has reported the Bill to the House with amendments.

What happens next?

The Bill will next be considered at Report Stage and Third Reading. The dates for these remaining stages have not yet been announced.

The House of Commons agreed a carry-over motion for this Bill on 15 March 2016.  This means that consideration of the Bill will resume in the 2016-17 session.

The Bill was given a formal First and Second Reading (no debate) on Thursday 19 May to reintroduce it in the 2016-17 session of Parliament. The Bill will be restarted at the point it reached in the last session.

Find out more about the Bill and Committee Stage, Report Stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons.

Summary of the Investigatory Powers Bill 2015-16 to 2016-17

A Bill to make provision about the interception of communications, equipment interference and the acquisition and retention of communications data, bulk personal datasets and other information; to make provision about the treatment of material held as a result of such interception, equipment interference or acquisition or retention; to establish the Investigatory Powers Commissioner and other Judicial Commissioners and make provision about them and other oversight arrangements; to make further provision about investigatory powers and national security; to amend sections 3 and 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994; and for connected purposes.

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