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Intelligence and Security Committee

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Prime Minister if he will take steps to ensure that the secretariat of the Intelligence and Security Committee is staffed by officials under the authority of the Clerk of the House. (219091)

To ask the Prime Minister what steps have been taken to implement the proposals to bring the work of the Intelligence and Security Committee into line with that of Select Committees as far as possible in line with the proposals in the Green Paper, the Governance of Britain; and if he will make a statement. (218859)

Plans for the Intelligence and Security Committee were set out in the Governance of Britain White Paper (Cm 7342-1, paragraphs 235-244). On the issue of staffing, I refer my hon. Friends to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock (Andrew Mackinlay) on 17 June 2008, Official Report, column 883W.