Message from the Commons
A message was brought from the Commons that they have come to the following resolution to which they desire the agreement of the Lords:
That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill;
That a Select Committee of seven Members be appointed to join with any committee to be appointed by the Lords for this purpose;
That the Committee shall have power:
(i) to send for persons, papers and records;
(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;
(iii) to report from time to time;
(iv) to appoint specialist advisers; and
(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom; and
That the quorum of the Committee shall be two.
House adjourned at 8.10 pm.