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"Wilson Doctrine" on interception of communications of MPs and Lords reiterated by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

As all Prime Ministers have done since 1966, Gordon Brown has obliquely reiterated the "Wilson Doctrine" through the mechanism of a cryptic Parliamentary Written Answer to Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes.

House of Commons Hansard, Written Answers for 17th July 2007, (pt 0037)

17 July 2007 : Column 351W


Members: Surveillance

Norman Baker: To ask the Prime Minister whether it is his policy that no authorisation will be given for the interception of communications in respect of (a) hon. Members and (b) Members of the House of Lords; and if he will make a statement. [150253]

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my predecessor (Mr. Blair) on 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 330W.

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