HC Deb 13 March 1996 vol 273 c668W
Mr. Michael Brown

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 6 March,Official Report, column 229, if he will make an assessment of the impact on Britain's civil liberties of the adoption of a telecommunications key escrow. [20467]

Mr. Ian Taylor

The rights of the individual, and those of civil liberties, will be fully taken into account, as will the responsibility of the Government to protect the interests of the state and its citizens against serious crime, in any decisions the Government may make concerning the provision of confidentiality services on public networks.