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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.

15 October 2018

posted 15 Oct 2018, 08:31 by ISC Admin

On Friday 12 October 2018 the Committee sent its Report, 'The 2017 Attacks: What needs to change?’, 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.

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.

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