Secondary navigation

Bill documents — Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Investigatory Powers Act 2016 c.25 29.11.2016

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 70 Commons disagreement and reasons | PDF version, 74KB 15.11.2016
Commons Bill 89 2016-17, Lords Non-Insistence and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 90KB 03.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 68 Commons reasons | PDF version, 66KB 01.11.2016
Commons Bill 86 2016-17, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 298KB 31.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 66 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 1MB 19.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 1MB 12.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 40 (as introduced) | PDF version, 1MB 08.06.2016
Commons Bill 002 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 1020KB 19.05.2016
Commons Bill 143 2015-2016, as introduced | PDF version, 1022KB 01.03.2016

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 1MB) 05.05.2016

Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords Date
Lords Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 1MB) 13.09.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 86-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 308KB 01.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 40 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 803KB 08.06.2016
Commons Bill 002-EN 2016-17 | PDF version, 826KB 19.05.2016
Commons Bill 143-EN, as revised 7 April 2016 | PDF version, 1MB 01.03.2016

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Memorandum about Lords Amendments (PDF, 205KB) 01.11.2016

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 70-I Motion to be moved on consideration of Commons reasons (PDF, 76KB) 15.11.2016
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 15 November 2016 | PDF version, 83KB 15.11.2016
Commons Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 11 November 2016 | PDF version, 93KB 14.11.2016
Commons Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 10 November 2016 | PDF version, 103KB 11.11.2016
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 1 November 2016 | PDF version, 112KB 01.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 68-I Marshalled list for consideration of Commons reasons (PDF, 78KB) 01.11.2016
Lords HL Bill 66-I Marshalled list for Third Reading (PDF, 72KB) 28.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 66(b) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF, 43KB) 26.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 66(a) Amendments for Third Reading (PDF, 66KB) 24.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62-III Third marshalled list for Report (PDF, 153KB) 17.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62-II(a) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF, 61KB) 14.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62-II Second marshalled list for Report (PDF, 207KB) 13.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62-I(Rev)(b) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list (PDF, 69KB) 12.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62-I(Rev)(a) Amendment for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list (PDF, 51KB) 11.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF, 244KB) 10.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF, 243KB) 07.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62(c) Amendment for Report (PDF, 92KB) 06.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62(b) Amendment for Report (PDF, 186KB) 04.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 62(a) Amendment for Report (PDF, 44KB) 03.10.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-VI Sixth marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 73KB) 08.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-V(Rev) Revised fifth marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 117KB) 06.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-V Fifth marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 148KB) 05.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-IV Fourth marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 131KB) 01.09.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-III(d) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list (PDF, 55KB) 26.08.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-III(c) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list (PDF, 67KB) 17.08.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-III(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list (PDF, 59KB) 16.08.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-III(a) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list (PDF, 50KB) 21.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-III Third marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 153KB) 15.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-II(c) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF, 52KB) 14.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-II(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF, 61KB) 13.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-II(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF, 67KB) 12.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 215KB) 11.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Committee 08.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF, 183KB) 07.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40(d) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 84KB) 06.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 108KB) 05.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40(b) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 59KB) 04.07.2016
Lords HL Bill 40(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 47KB) 28.06.2016
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 June 2016 | PDF version, 278KB 07.06.2016
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 6 June 2016 | PDF version, 487KB 06.06.2016
Commons Manuscript Amendments 6 June 2016 (PDF, 16KB) 06.06.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 June 2016 | PDF version, 478KB 03.06.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 June 2016 | PDF version, 509KB 02.06.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 May 2016 | PDF version, 317KB 27.05.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 May 2016 | PDF version, 130KB 24.05.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 May 2016 | PDF version, 136KB 20.05.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 May 2016 | PDF version, 128KB 05.05.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 May 2016 | PDF version, 225KB 03.05.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 28 April 2016 | PDF version, 223KB 29.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 April 2016 | PDF version, 263KB 28.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 26 April 2016 | PDF version, 255KB 27.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 April 2016 | PDF version, 346KB 26.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 April 2016 | PDF version, 252KB 25.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 21 April 2016 | PDF version, 252KB 22.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 April 2016 | PDF version, 308KB 21.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 19 April 2016 | PDF version, 178KB 20.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 April 2016 | PDF version, 265KB 19.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 April 2016 | PDF version, 317KB 18.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 April 2016 | PDF version, 337KB 15.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 April 2016 | PDF version, 256KB 14.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 April 2016 | PDF version, 246KB 13.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 April 2016 | PDF version, 310KB 12.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 April 2016 | PDF version, 210KB 11.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 April 2016 | PDF version, 206KB 08.04.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 24 March 2016 | PDF version, 115KB 25.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 March 2016 | PDF version, 121KB 24.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 22 March 2016 | PDF version, 130KB 23.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 March 2016 | PDF version, 103KB 18.03.2016

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Message (PDF, 259KB) 15.11.2016
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 260KB) 01.11.2016
Commons Consideration on Report-Day 2 (PDF, 269KB) 07.06.2016
Commons Consideration on Report-Day 1 (PDF, 275KB) 06.06.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 7 (PDF, 266KB) 29.04.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 6 (PDF, 269KB) 28.04.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 271KB) 25.04.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 275KB) 21.04.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 278KB) 19.04.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 277KB) 14.04.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 277KB) 12.04.2016

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 15 November 2016 | PDF version, 99KB 16.11.2016
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 7 June 2016 | PDF version, 226KB 08.06.2016
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 6 June 2016 | PDF version, 310KB 07.06.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 May 2016 | PDF version, 191KB 04.05.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 April 2016 | PDF version, 164KB 29.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 April 2016 | PDF version, 212KB 27.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 April 2016 | PDF version, 181KB 22.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 April 2016 | PDF version, 93KB 20.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 April 2016 | PDF version, 140KB 15.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 April 2016 | PDF version, 159KB 13.04.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 24 March 2016 | PDF version, 119KB 25.03.2016

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Lords Amendments 28.10.2016
Commons Committee Stage Report (OCTET-STREAM, 561KB) 02.06.2016
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 11.03.2016

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Investigatory Powers Bill Committee: Schedule of Evidence (PDF, 79KB) 24.03.2016
Commons Have your say on the Investigatory Powers Bill 16.03.2016

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Investigatory Powers Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 21.06.2016

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written evidence: Access Now (IPB72) 04.05.2016
Commons Written evidence: Sir David Pepper KCMG (IPB71) 28.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Letter from the Security Minister further submission (IPB70) (PDF, 5MB) 26.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Letter from the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP (IPB69) (PDF, 420KB) 21.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Tom Hickman (IPB66) 19.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: The Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) (IPB67) 19.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Letter from the Security Minister (IPB68) (PDF, 2MB) 19.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Chris Farrimond, National Crime Agency, Simon Grunwell, HM Revenue & Customs and Richard Berry, National Police Chiefs Council (IPB63) (PDF, 1MB) 14.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Dr Nora Ni Loideain, Research Associate, Technology and Democracy Project, CRASSH University of Cambridge (IPB64) (PDF, 176KB) 14.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Letter from the Home Office regarding Government amendments (IPB65) (PDF, 656KB) 14.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office (IPB40) (PDF, 377KB) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Local Government Association (IPB41) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Med Confidential (IPB42) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Dr Lindsey Bell (IPB43) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Public Concern at work (IPB44) (PDF, 40KB) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Ted Marynicz (IPB45) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: David Anderson QC (IPB46) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Christopher Pidgeon (IPB47) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Ray Mcclure (IPB48) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Graham Seaman (IPB49) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecution (IPB50) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Dr C. N. M. Pounder, Amberhawk Training Limited (IPB51) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Labour campaign for Human Rights (IPB52) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: HUBS CIC (IPB53) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Jisc Technologies (IPB54) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Remote Control Project (IPB55) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (IPB56) (PDF, 117KB) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: techUK further submission (IPB57) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: The Law Society (IPB58) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Open Rights Group (IPB59) (PDF, 166KB) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: National Union of Journalists (IPB60) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: The Law Society of Scotland (IPB61) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Media Lawyers Association (IPB62) 12.04.2016
Commons Written evidence: Muslim Council of Britain (IPB01) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: David Sawford (IPB03) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: John Bingham (IPB04) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Jaron Shulver (IPB05) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Dr Paul Bernal, Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the UEA Law School (IPB06) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Guardian News & Media (IPB07) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Brass Horn Communications (IPB08) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Brian Scallan (IPB09) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: David Mytton (IPB10) (PDF, 255KB) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Martin Kleppmann (IPB11) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Keith Mallen (IPB12) (PDF, 216KB) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Adrian Kennard (IPB13) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Information Commissioner (IPB14) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Tirath Bansal, Director, Myorb Limited (IPB15) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Annie Machon (IPB16) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Maritime and Coastguard Agency (IPB17) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: James Le Cuirot (IPB18) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Scottish PEN (IPB19) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: IT-Political Association of Denmark (IPB20) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo (IPB21) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Chief Inspector Keith Conradi, Air Accidents Investigation Branch, Chief Inspector Steve Clinch, Marine Accident Investigation Branch, and Chief Inspector Simon French, Rail Accident Investigation Branch (IPB22) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Open Intelligence (IPB23) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Stuart Johnson, Director, Logic Ethos Ltd. (IPB24) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Big Brother Watch (IPB25) (PDF, 426KB) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: News Media Association (IPB26) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: teckUK (IPB27) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Criminal Cases Review Commission (IPB28) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Leonard J. Crabs, on behalf of the Megan Kyanka College Fund (IPB29) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Ray Corrigan (IPB30) (PDF, 353KB) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) (IPB31) (PDF, 266KB) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (IPB32) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Digital-Trust, CIC (IPB33) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Equality and Human Rights Commission (IPB34) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Christopher Lloyd (IPB35) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Center for Democracy & Technology (IPB36) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Kevin Cahill (IPB37) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: Bar Council (IPB38) 24.03.2016
Commons Written evidence: JUSTICE (IPB39) (PDF, 214KB) 24.03.2016

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 25 October 2016 (PDF, 516KB) 27.10.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 25 October 2016 (PDF, 304KB) 27.10.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 25 October 2016 (PDF, 119KB) 27.10.2016

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Commons Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments 1 November 2016 | PDF version, 104KB 02.11.2016
Letter dated 05/09/2016 from Earl Howe to Baroness Fookes regarding points raised by the Committee in relation to Clause 242(2) and (3) and Schedule 8, paragraph 33. (PDF, 107KB) 05.09.2016
Letter dated 08/07/2016 from Lord Keen of Elie to Lord Rooker regarding the second reading of the Bill and tests for legislation recommended by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) panel. (PDF, 214KB) 08.07.2016
Independent review of the operational case for bulk powers: Terms of reference. As referenced in Mr Hayes’ letter to Mr Starmer dated 06/06/15. (PDF, 99KB) 12.06.2016
Letter dated 08/06/2016 from Earl Howe to Baroness Fookes regarding the Investigatory Powers Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum. (PDF, 617KB) 08.06.2016
Letter dated 06/06/2016 from John Hayes MP to Keir Starmer MP regarding the Bill and operation of bulk powers review. (PDF, 515KB) 06.06.2016
Letter dated 06/06/2016 from Keir Starmer MP to John Hayes MP regarding the Bill and operation of bulk powers review. (PDF, 172KB) 06.06.2016

Stay up to date

Keep up to date with the progress of Bills going through Parliament. Sign up for email alerts or use our RSS feeds.

Related information

Guide to the passage of a Bill

Find out what happens at each stage of a Public Bill’s journey through Parliament with the Passage of a Bill guide.

When does a Bill become law?

Explanation of what happens after Bills have been passed, and when laws may change.

Human rights

Do you have expertise or a special interest in human rights? The Joint Committee on Human Rights scrutinises the human rights implications of Government Bills.