Police agree with a private member's bill on phone-tapping and mail interception, which the Government has attacked, the bill's sponsor says. James To Kun-sun's Interception of Communications bill passed its first reading and was adjourned for second reading yesterday. The Government is strongly opposed to the motion, claiming it will harm law enforcement. Mr To, Democratic Party law and order spokesman, said he had consulted police officers on the contents of his bill. 'The Government's complaint about the bill's hindrance to law enforcement is pointless,' he said. Mr To said police particularly welcomed the proposed availability of intercepted materials for use in courts. But the Government says the practice would infringe privacy. The Government's White Paper proposes changes to warrant applications for phone-taps and mail interceptions. It is in line with a Law Reform Commission suggestion requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants from courts rather than the Governor.