Skip to main content

WILSON DOCTRINE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 526: tabled on 14 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the judgment of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that the Wilson Doctrine is not legally enforceable and calls it a political statement in a political context, encompassing the ambiguity that is sometimes to be found in political statements; further notes that this runs contrary to assurances given to both hon. Members and Members of the House of Lords by successive Governments; expresses concern that the protections supposedly afforded by the Wilson Doctrine have never applied to Members of the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Northern Ireland Assembly or to UK Members of the European Parliament; further expresses concern that the IPT's judgment raises numerous questions about the confidentiality of the communications undertaken by hon. Members while carrying out their parliamentary duties including with their constituents, whistle-blowers, campaigners, journalists and one another; and therefore calls on the Government immediately to introduce legislation that requires independent judicial approval for any surveillance or interception of hon. Members' communications and make similar moves to extend that democratic safeguard to the devolved legislatures and to MEPs.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2015
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2015
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Bradford East
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2015
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2015
Edmonton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Bolton South East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 October 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2015
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2015
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2015
Midlothian
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2015
Walsall South
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2015
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2015
Walsall North
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2015
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.