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House of Lords Hansard
Draft Investigatory Powers Bill
09 November 2015
Volume 765

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.