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5 November 2019

posted 5 Nov 2019, 08:40 by ISC Admin   [ updated 5 Nov 2019, 08:44 ]

Under the Justice and Security Act 2013, Members of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament hold office for the duration of a Parliament. The Committee Members therefore vacate their posts upon the dissolution of Parliament.

A new Committee will be appointed after the Election. Members are nominated by the Prime Minister, after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, and appointed by the House of Parliament from which they are drawn. The Members elect their own Chair.

17 October 2019

posted 17 Oct 2019, 08:37 by ISC Admin   [ updated 17 Oct 2019, 08:37 ]

The Committee has today sent its Report, 'Russia', 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 imminently.

The Committee is continuing its Inquiry into national security issues relating to China, and has agreed subsequently to undertake an Inquiry considering the threat from Right Wing Terrorism.

11 September 2019

posted 11 Sep 2019, 09:05 by ISC Admin

On 9 September 2019 the House of Lords held a debate on the recent work of the Intelligence and Security Committee. A transcript of the debate can be found here.

19 July 2019

posted 19 Jul 2019, 00:40 by ISC Admin   [ updated 19 Jul 2019, 00:40 ]

The Committee has today issued the following Statement on 5G suppliers

18 July 2019

posted 18 Jul 2019, 04:14 by ISC Admin   [ updated 18 Jul 2019, 04:26 ]

The Committee has today published the following Statement in relation to Detention and Rendition

30 April 2019

posted 30 Apr 2019, 00:57 by ISC Admin

The following appeared on the House of Commons Votes and Proceedings record for yesterday (Monday 29 April 2019):

    Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament

Resolved, that Ian Blackford be removed from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament under Schedule 1 to the Justice and Security Act 2013 and Stewart Hosie be appointed to that Committee under section 1 of that Act.- (Paul Maynard.)

25 April 2019

posted 25 Apr 2019, 06:47 by ISC Admin

On 6 March, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament announced that following its current Inquiry into Russia, its next Inquiry would be into national security issues relating to China. Amongst other issues, the Inquiry was to examine the role of Huawei in the UK's telecommunications infrastructure - and in particular to consider whether the lessons had been learned from the Committee's 2013 report on Foreign Involvement in the UK's Critical National Infrastructure, in which we originally reported our concerns.

The Committee has noted the recent press reporting on the Government's deliberations regarding a role for Huawei in the UK's 5G infrastructure. This is clearly a matter of very considerable Parliamentary and public interest, and the Committee will therefore now be prioritising this aspect of its Inquiry.

6 March 2019

posted 6 Mar 2019, 04:06 by ISC Admin

The Committee has agreed that its next Inquiry will be into national security issues relating to China.

22 November 2018

posted 22 Nov 2018, 02:31 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Nov 2018, 07:01 ]

The Committee has today published its the following two reports and a press release:

19 November 2018

posted 19 Nov 2018, 07:37 by ISC Admin   [ updated 19 Nov 2018, 07:38 ]

The Committee will be publishing two Reports - "The 2017 Attacks: What needs to change?" and "Annual Report 2017 - 2018" - on Thursday 22 November.

Links to both Reports will be available from this website shortly after publication on the 22nd.


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