Justice and Security Bill [HL]

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
OF THE WHOLE HOUSE

Schedule 1

BARONESS HAMWEE

LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

 

Page 13, line 6, at end insert “and until immediately before the first meeting of the ISC in the next parliament or 21 days after the first sitting of the next parliament, whichever first occurs”

 

Page 14, line 3, at end insert—

“(6) The ISC shall not less than once in each calendar year hold a public question time for which it shall determine applicable procedures.”

 

Page 14, line 3, at end insert—

“( ) The ISC may consider the proposed appointment of the following including by questioning the prospective appointee at a meeting of the ISC—

(i) the Head of the Security Service;

(ii) the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service;

(iii) the Head of the Government Communication Headquarters; and

(iv) such other persons as the Prime Minister may direct.”

 

Page 14, line 3, at end insert—

“(a) the ISC shall meet in public save when it determines that members of the public shall be excluded.

(b) a determination under paragraph (a) may be made prior to the meeting to which it applies and may apply to more than one meeting.”

 

Page 14, line 11, at end insert—

“( ) arrange for it to be made available to advisers to the ISC who are the subject of specific security clearance who may then advise the ISC with regard to the information including providing written material in redacted form,”

 

Page 14, line 46, at end insert—

“(6) In this paragraph “information” includes documents and other material whether held in documentary, electronic or other form.”

Clause 2

BARONESS HAMWEE

LORD THOMAS OF GRESFORD

 

Page 2, line 25, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

“(5) A memorandum of understanding shall not take effect under this section unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.”

Prepared 4th July 2012