Category: 2017 – 2019

5 November 2019

Under the Justice and Security Act 2013, Members of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament hold office for the duration of a Parliament and therefore vacate their posts upon the dissolution of Parliament. The new Committee will be appointed after the 2019 General Election.

Members are appointed by the Houses of Parliament (having been nominated by the Prime Minister in consultation with the Leader of the Opposition). The Chair of the Committee is elected by its Members.

16:09, 5 November 2019

17 October 2019

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.

16:37, 17 October 2019

30 April 2019

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

9     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.)

08:57, 30 April 2019

25 April 2019

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.

14:47, 25 April 2019

6 March 2019

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

12:06, 6 March 2019

19 November 2018

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.

15:38, 19 November 2018