Interception of Communications Commissioner investigation into police use of RIPA

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4251
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Has the Metropolitan Police responded to the Interception of Communications Commissioner's questions over the use of RIPA on journalists in the last three years? If so, what information was disclosed?

Answer

Answer for Interception of Communications Commissioner investigation into police use of RIPA

Answer for Interception of Communications Commissioner investigation into police use of RIPA

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS has provided an initial written response to the Interception of Communications Commissioners Office (IOCCO) and continues to work with them to fulfil the requirements of the Inquiry. Until discussions have finalised between the MPS and IOCCO it is not possible to provide any further information.

Please see my response to MQ4100 / 2014. The Home Office have said they will consult on the draft codes shortly.

I will respond to this when published to make clear my view that requests for journalists' records should be authorised at a judicial level.