Transcripts and Public Evidence

On 7 November 2013 the ISC held its first ever open evidence session with the heads of MI5, GCHQ and SIS.  While the highly classified nature of the ISC's work means that the majority of its evidence must be heard in closed sessions, so as not to risk damaging national security, the Committee intends to hold further public sessions in future.

Transcripts of open evidence to the ISC will be listed on this page shortly after each session.  Written submissions associated with reports will also be listed on this page.


12 March 2015

posted 12 Mar 2015, 03:18 by ISC Admin

Privacy and Security Inquiry:  56 substantive written submissions.

23 October 2014

posted 31 Oct 2014, 08:57 by ISC Admin   [ updated 31 Oct 2014, 08:57 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • The Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP (Foreign Secretary)

23 October 2014

posted 31 Oct 2014, 08:56 by ISC Admin   [ updated 31 Oct 2014, 08:56 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • Sir David Omand (King's College, London)

16 October 2014

posted 22 Oct 2014, 07:13 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 07:13 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP (Home Secretary).

15 October 2014

posted 22 Oct 2014, 07:10 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 07:11 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • The Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MP (Deputy Prime Minister).

15 October 2014

posted 22 Oct 2014, 07:08 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 07:09 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • The Rt. Hon. Yvette Cooper MP (Shadow Home Secretary).

15 October 2014

posted 22 Oct 2014, 07:06 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 07:07 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • Peter Gill (Liverpool University);
  • Professor John Naughton (Cambridge University);
  • Dr Julian Richards (University of Buckingham) and
  • Professor Tom Simpson (Oxford University).

15 October 2014

posted 22 Oct 2014, 01:51 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 01:51 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • Assistant Chief Constable Richard Berry (Gloucestershire Police);
  • Deputy Chief Constable Jon Boutcher (Bedfordshire Police);
  • Jim Killock (Director, Open Rights Group);
  • Professor Charles Raab (Edinburgh University); and
  • Professor Peter Sommer (De Montford University).

15 October 2014

posted 22 Oct 2014, 01:45 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 01:47 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry. Transcript of evidence given by:
  • Emma Carr (Director, Big Brother Watch);
  • Dr Eric Metcalfe (on behalf of JUSTICE);
  • Isabella Sankey (Director of Policy, Liberty); and
  • Hanne Stevens (Interim Director, Rights Watch UK).

14 October 2014

posted 22 Oct 2014, 01:37 by ISC Admin   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 01:46 ]

Privacy and Security Inquiry.  Transcript of evidence given by:
  • The Rt. Hon. David Blunkett (Member of Parliament);
  • Charlie Edwards (Director of National Security, RUSI);
  • Professor Anthony Glees (University of Buckingham); and
  • Baroness Onora O'Neill and Rebecca Hilsenrath (Equality and Human Rights Commission).

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