Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill
Roadmap of Schedule 1
(Last updated March 3rd 2000)
This is my interpretation of Schedule 1 of the Bill. Actually, it is just
the tip of the iceberg, because I have not distinguished between when you
have the information, and where you are merely "likely to have it. And
I have not distinguished between when an original warrant gave permission,
and when the permission was issued in a supplementary warrant (by the person
who issued the original one, or by someone else of similar standing).
Note that, in spite of the prominence given to getting permission from
a Judge in the Bill, it will in fact be most unusual for that to happen
in practice (though it always remains an option to go to a Judge if you
feel like it, even when other avenues were open to you.
Note some abbreviations used in the Roadmap:
Observe the subtle manner in which the intelligence services shrink behind
the parapet if it turns out that the Police are after the same information.
||Customs and Excise
||Her Majesty's Forces
||The Secretary of State
||Superintendent of Police or Commissioners of C&E (or their
designated Officer) or Lt Colonel (or equivalent) of HMF
Apologies for the poor quality of this diagram. Click
here to obtain a postscript version.
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