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18 July 2018

posted 18 Jul 2018, 02:34 by ISC Admin   [ updated 18 Jul 2018, 05:14 ]

The Committee has today published its report on Diversity and Inclusion in the UK Intelligence Community and has also issued a press release.

28 June 2018

posted 28 Jun 2018, 02:03 by ISC Admin   [ updated 28 Jun 2018, 06:36 ]

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today published the following two reports, and has also issued a press release in relation to each report:

26 June 2018

posted 26 Jun 2018, 03:59 by ISC Admin   [ updated 26 Jun 2018, 04:03 ]

The Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP, has today issued the following statement:
I have seen the allegations this morning that the US has censored our report on detention and rendition which we will be publishing on Thursday. I am - exceptionally - making a comment ahead of the publication of the reports because I believe that otherwise we risk attention being distracted from the key headlines in those reports.

The first point to make is that the Committee has agreed to redact just one word in over 300 pages to meet a US security concern. On Thursday I will happily point you to where those asterisks are in the report and you can see for yourself that it is not a central issue, nor a controversial issue. The Committee does not agree to redact material in its reports on grounds of embarrassment to anyone. So I can assure you that the US has not made wholesale redactions to the reports, as suggested.

The second point I wish to make is that I find it unacceptable that the Government has briefed the media on our reports before they are published. These are not the Government's reports to trail or leak as they wish. The Government is, exceptionally, given sight of the reports ahead of publication so that they can check there is nothing in them which would harm UK national security. The draft reports should have been kept on an exceptionally tight distribution within Government. It appears that that procedure has been abused in order to leak details of the reports, so as to draw the sting on Thursday.

I believe that the reports make a very strong statement, and I hope that attention will be rightly focused on that and there will be no further attempts to distract from it.

25 June 2018

posted 25 Jun 2018, 04:46 by ISC Admin   [ updated 25 Jun 2018, 04:46 ]

The Committee will be publishing its two Reports - "Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: 2001-2010" and "Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: Current Issues" - on Thursday 28 June.

Links to both Reports will be available on this page shortly after 10am on the 28th.

14 June 2018

posted 14 Jun 2018, 07:03 by ISC Admin   [ updated 14 Jun 2018, 07:03 ]

The Committee has today sent its Report, 'Diversity and Inclusion in the UK Intelligence Community', to the Prime Minister.

In accordance with the Justice and Security Act 2013, the Prime Minister will now consider whether there is any information in the report which, if published, would be prejudicial to the continued discharge of the functions of the security and intelligence Agencies. The Committee expects to be in a position to publish the report next month.

10 May 2018

posted 10 May 2018, 07:28 by ISC Admin   [ updated 18 Jul 2018, 02:16 ]

The Committee has today sent two Reports - "Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: 2001-2010" and "Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: Current Issues" - to the Prime Minister. These contain the findings and conclusions of the Committee's inquiry into detainee mistreatment and rendition.

In accordance with the Justice and Security Act 2013, the Prime Minister will now consider whether there is any information in the reports which, if published, would be prejudicial to the continued discharge of the functions of the security and intelligence Agencies. The Committee expects to be in a position to publish the reports next month.

20 December 2017

posted 20 Dec 2017, 02:29 by ISC Admin

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today published its Annual Report 2016-2017 and also issued a press release.

23 November 2017

posted 23 Nov 2017, 09:07 by ISC Admin

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) has met today for the first time in this Parliament and elected the Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC, MP as its Chairman.  The Committee also discussed and set out its work priorities for the year ahead and this is detailed in the attached press release.

22 November 2017

posted 22 Nov 2017, 07:12 by ISC Admin   [ updated 23 Nov 2017, 09:08 ]

17 November 2017

posted 17 Nov 2017, 00:24 by ISC Admin   [ updated 17 Nov 2017, 02:36 ]

The following appeared on the House of Commons Votes and Proceedings record for yesterday (Thursday 16 November 2017): 

8. Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
Ordered, That Richard Benyon, Ian Blackford, Caroline Flint, Mr Dominic Grieve, David Hanson, Mr Kevan Jones and Mr Keith Simpson be appointed to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament under section 1 of the Justice and Security Act 2013.—(Michael Ellis.)

The following appeared on the House of Lords Order of Business for Tuesday 21 November 2017: 

Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament
The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) to move that this House approves the nomination of Lord Janvrin and the Marquess of Lothian as members of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.

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