'Child spies' bill could face Lords defeat as Tory peers rebel

Guidance on use of children undercover in covert intelligence bill has caused cross-party outcry

Tory peers, bishops and crossbenchers could inflict defeat on the government after an outcry over new guidance which allows state agencies to use children as undercover spies as part of the government’s covert intelligence bill.

Church of England bishops are among those who are expected to back an amendment led by the crossbench peer and children’s rights activist Beeban Kidron, the former Tory cabinet minister George Young, Labour’s Roy Kennedy and the Lib Dems’ Sally Hamwee.

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Source: The Guardian
'Child spies' bill could face Lords defeat as Tory peers rebel