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Members: Surveillance

Question for Home Office

UIN 21106, tabled on 5 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's Written Statement of 4 November 2015 on the Wilson Doctrine, whether measures are in place to prevent the security services reading an hon. Member's correspondence by using unusual search terms likely to bring up parliamentary correspondence of particular hon. Members held as a result of the bulk collection of electronic data.

Answered on

12 January 2016

The recent judgement of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal on the Wilson Doctrine details the safeguards in the Interception Code of Practice and the Security and Intelligence Agencies’ guidance for the protection of Parliamentarians’ communications.

Answered by

Home Office