HC Deb 21 January 2002 vol 378 c589W
Norman Baker

To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Lewes, of 19 December 2001,Official Report, column 367W, whether his policy in respect of telephone tapping of hon. Members extends to (a) other methods of interception of communications and (b) bugging. [27518]

The Prime Minister

The policy extends to all forms of warranted interception of communications.

As to bugging, the position remains as I informed the House on 4 December 1997, Official Report, column 321, the policy applies in relation to the use of electronic surveillance by any of the three security and intelligence agencies as well as to telephone interception.