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Telecommunications (Interception)

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will extend the law to protect calls on mobile and cordless telephones from intrusive interception. [15792]

It is already an offence intentionally to intercept a communication in the course of its transmission over a public telecommunications system. I shall, in due course, introduce legislation to bring interception on private networks into the statutory framework.