The Committee has submitted its Report UK Lethal Drone Strikes in Syria to the Prime Minister.
In accordance with standard practice under the Justice and Security Act 2013, the Report will now be subject to a redactions process to prepare it for publication. The Committee expects that this process will be completed in the New Year.
The following motion was agreed in the House of Commons yesterday:
That Richard Benyon and Mr David Hanson be appointed to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament under section 1 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 in place of Sir Alan Duncan who ceased in accordance with paragraph 1(2)(b) of Schedule 1 to that Act to be a member of the Committee when he became a Minister of the Crown and Mr George Howarth who has resigned as a member of the Committee in accordance with paragraph 1(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to that Act.
The full current list of ISC members is available here.
The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today published its 2015-2016 Annual Report covering the period between the appointment of the new Committee in September 2015 and June 2016.
The Committee has today made a statement regarding the CPS announcement on Operation Lydd.
The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has today published its Report on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill and also issued a press statement.
Today's report builds upon the ISC's major report published in March last year - Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework - which detailed all of the intrusive powers and capabilities available to the intelligence Agencies and which recommended significant changes to the legal framework and authorisation regimes governing their use.
The Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP, has written an open letter to the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Rt. Hon. Harriet Harman QC MP, clarifying the scope of the ISC’s inquiry into intelligence basis for the drone strike which killed Reyaad Khan in Syria on 21 August 2015.
The Committee has today made a statement regarding the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
The Committee has today set out its work priorities for the coming months. Please see the Committee's statement for more details.
The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) has today elected the Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP as its Chairman. Full details are contained in our press release.
The full membership of the ISC is therefore as follows:
The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP (Chair)
The Rt Hon. Sir Alan Duncan MP
The Rt Hon. George Howarth MP
The Rt Hon. the Lord Janvrin GCB GCVO
The Most Hon. the Marquess of Lothian QC PC
The Rt Hon. Fiona Mactaggart MP
The Rt Hon. Angus Robertson MP
The Rt Hon. Keith Simpson MP
The Rt Hon. Gisela Stuart MP
The following motion was agreed in the House of Lords today:
That this House approves the nomination of Lord Janvrin and the Marquess of Lothian as members of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.
The full list of ISC members now available here.
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