901. Search of offices on the parliamentary estate.

In 2008 the Speaker issued a Protocol on the execution of a search warrant in the precincts of the House of Commons, stipulating that in cases where the police wish to search within Parliament, a warrant must be obtained and any decision relating to the execution of that warrant must be referred to the Speaker, who must satisfy himself as to the formal validity of the warrant, the precision with which it specifies the material being sought, its relevant to the charge brought, and the possibility that the material might be found elsewhere