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Interception of Communications

Volume 706: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many requests for warrants authorising the interception of communications were (a) approved, or (b) refused by the Home Secretary or the Lord Chancellor in 2008. [HL661]

The only figures that are made public are those published in the Interception of Communications Commissioner's annual report. Figures for 2008 are not yet available, but will be published when the commissioner's 2008 report is laid before Parliament.