UK: Report on bugging conversations of MP and constituent in prison


Report on two visits by Sadiq Khan MP to Babar Ahmad at HM Prison Woodhill: Report of investigation by the Rt Hon Sir Christopher Rose, Chief Surveillance Commissioner (pdf)

Bugging of MP on prison visit did not break the rules, inquiry finds (Guardian, link)

Apparently the bugging of the conversations of an MP and a constituent - a "terrorist" suspect - in prison did not contravene the "Wilson doctrine" that MPs should not be placed under electronic surveillance as it was "lawful". This is despite the fact that a number of officers knew Khan was an MP. The report is silent on the broader question that if privileged conservation between an MP and a constituent can be surveilled is that between a lawyers and their client in prison also "lawful"?

 

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