Decision details

Regulatory of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Legal and Democratic Services) reporting on the use of powers available to the Council under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) during the financial year 2020/21.




1. That it be noted that the Council has used the surveillance powers available to it under RIPA on one occasion during the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, but it has not used any covert human intelligence source (CHIS).


2. That the staff training undertaken in 2020/21 and proposed for 2021/22 in connection with RIPA, be noted.


3. That the details of the regulation of CCTV activities as set out in the submitted report, be noted.




4. That minor amendments be made to Section 5.1 of the Delegation Scheme in Part 3, Schedule 3 of the Constitution, as set out in the submitted report.


Reason for decision:


To comply with the Home Office Codes of Practice and IPCO Guidance on RIPA.


Other options:




Note: This is an Executive Function save that the Recommendation in 4 above constitutes a Council Function.

Eligible for call-in to: Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert



Report author: John Williams

Publication date: 17/09/2021

Date of decision: 14/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2021 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents:


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