The Covert Intelligence Human Resources (Criminal Resources) Bill provides powers for the security and intelligence agencies, law enforcement agencies and a limited number of other public authorities to authorise Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) to participate in criminal conduct for certain purposes where it is necessary and proportionate.
The Bill amends Part II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). In Scotland, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 (RIP(S) A applies to authorise CHIS.
- Read more about the Bill on the UK Parliament website.
- Read our briefing paper prepared in in advance of the Bill's second reading due to be held in the House of Commons on 5 October 2020.
- Read our briefing paper prepared in advance of the second reading due to be held in the House of Lords on 11 November 2020.
- Read our briefing paper in advance of the in advance of the legislative consent motion due to be debated at the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee on Tuesday 19 January 2021.