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Office of Surveillance Commissioners

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which public authorities the Office of the Surveillance Commissioners inspects and monitors in respect of (a) property interference, (b) intrusive surveillance, (c) directed surveillance and (d) using covert human intelligence sources. (125639)

The public authorities liable to oversight by the Office of Surveillance Commissioners are, in respect of property interference, those authorities with which the authorising officers described in section 93(5) of the Police Act 1997 (as amended) hold positions; in respect of intrusive surveillance, those authorities with which the authorising officers described in section 32(6) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) (as amended) hold positions; in respect of directed surveillance, those public authorities listed in Schedule 1 of RIPA (as amended) and in respect of using covert human intelligence sources, those public authorities listed in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of RIPA (as amended).