Special Reports

The majority of the Committee's Special Reports, like its Annual Reports, are made to both the Prime Minister (in classified form) and to Parliament (with sensitive material redacted).  However, a small number of reports, which deal with the most highly classified matters, may be made solely to the Prime Minister.


The published versions of the Committee's Special Reports are listed below.


GCHQ’s alleged interception of communications under the US PRISM programme

Published July 2013 

This Report was issued by the Committee in response to allegations that GCHQ acted illegally by accessing the content of private communications via the US PRISM programme.

Foreign Involvement in the Critical National Infrastructure

Published June 2013 

This Report investigates the Government's strategy for considering national security issues in relation to foreign involvement in the UK's Critical National Infrastructure. 


Access to communications data by the intelligence and security Agencies

Published 5 February 2013 

This Report considers the use of communications data by the intelligence and security Agencies, and how the proposals in the Government’s draft Communications Data Bill might affect them.

Review of the Intelligence on the London Terrorist Attacks on 7 July 2005

Published 19 May 2009 

This Report addresses the unanswered questions relating to the intelligence on the 7/7 bombers, particularly those arising out of the investigation of the 2004 fertiliser bomb (CREVICE) plot.

Rendition

Published July 2007 

This Report considers whether the UK security and intelligence Agencies had any knowledge of, and/or involvement in, rendition operations, and also the Agencies' overall policy for intelligence sharing with foreign liaison services. 

Report into the London Terrorist Attacks on 7 July 2005

Published May 2006

This Report examines intelligence and security matters relevant to the July terrorist attacks, focusing in particular on: whether any intelligence which may have helped prevent the attacks was missed or overlooked; why the threat level to the UK was lowered prior to the attacks and what impact this had; and what lessons were learned from these attacks, and how these lessons are being applied.

The Handling of detainees by UK Intelligence Personnel in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and Iraq

Published March 2005

This report covers the contact between detainees and the SIS, Security Service, both military and civilian DIS staff and military intelligence personnel in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and Iraq.

Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction – Intelligence and Assessments

Published September 2003

This report examines whether the available intelligence, which informed the decision to invade Iraq, was adequate and properly assessed and whether it was accurately reflected in Government publications.

Inquiry into Intelligence, Assessments and Advice prior to the Terrorist Bombings on Bali 12 October 2002

Published December 2002

The Mitrokhin Inquiry Report

Published June 2000

Sierra Leone

Published April 1999

Report on Security Service Work Against Organised Crime

Published December 1995