Tag Archives: Intelligence and Security Committee

Some thoughts on the latest appointments to the ISC

In previous posts, here , here and here, I’ve written about the process of appointing members of the Intelligence and Security Committee, and in particular about the new arrangements for appointments introduced by the Justice and Security Act, 2013. Although … Continue reading

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Too much continuity not much change: appointments to the Intelligence and Security Committee

Nominations to the new Intelligence and Security Committee have, somewhat belatedly,  been announced and approved by Parliament. This is the first time that membership of the ISC has been subject to parliamentary approval, although those nominated to serve on the committee are hand-picked … Continue reading

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Where is the Intelligence and Security Committee?

It is more than two months since the general election and new Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has yet to be appointed. The delay in appointing the new committee is beginning to raise eyebrows, and questions, in Parliament and beyond. … Continue reading

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Time to adopt a different approach to appointing members of the Intelligence and Security Committee

This post first appeared on the Democratic Audit blog in March 2015. In the last two weeks the Intelligence and Security Committee has lost its Chair, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who remains as a member of the committee, and one of … Continue reading

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Jobs for the boys? Women members of the Intelligence and Security Committee

In a publication clearly timed to coincide with this weekend’s International Women’s Day the Intelligence and Security Committee has published a report on Women in the UK Intelligence Community. The report reveals somewhat disappointing, if not entirely surprising, information about … Continue reading

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