HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 cc171-2W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Justice report "Under Surveillance: Covert Policing and Human Rights Standards". [77292]

Mr. Boateng

I have invited members of Justice to meet me so that they can put directly to me their views on the present legal structures relating to police surveillance and how they believe it is affected by the European Convention on Human Rights. Their views will form part of the consideration which is currently being given to whether further changes are needed to the existing framework of controls.