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“Funding and other resources

 

            

A Minister of the Crown—

 

(a)    

may make payments to either House of Parliament in respect of

 

any expenditure incurred, or to be incurred, by either House in

 

relation to the ISC,

 

(b)    

may provide staff, accommodation or other resources to either

 

House of Parliament for the purposes of the ISC,

 

(c)    

may make payments, or provide staff, accommodation or other

 

resources, to the ISC, or

 

(d)    

may otherwise make payments, or provide staff, accommodation

 

or other resources, to any person for the purposes of the ISC.”

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Page 16, line 5, at beginning insert—

 

    “( )  

This paragraph applies to information requested by the ISC in the

 

exercise of its functions that—

 

(a)    

does not relate to any particular operational matter, or

 

(b)    

relates to a particular operational matter that the ISC is

 

considering under section 2(3)(a) or (b).”

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Page 16, line 7, leave out from “ISC” to first “information” in line 8 and insert “to

 

disclose the”

30

Page 16, line 15, leave out “in the exercise of its functions”

31

Page 16, line 16, after “disclose” insert “the”

32

Page 16, line 23, leave out “Minister of the Crown” and insert “Secretary of State”

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Page 16, line 24, leave out “A Minister of the Crown” and insert “The Secretary of

 

State”

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Page 16, line 25, leave out “Minister” and insert “Secretary of State”

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Page 16, line 31, leave out “Minister” and insert “Secretary of State”

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Page 16, line 33, leave out “Minister” and insert “Secretary of State”

37

Page 16, line 36, leave out “Minister” and insert “Secretary of State”

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Page 17, line 20, at end insert—

 

“Publication of information received in private

 

5    (1)  

This paragraph applies to information received by the ISC in private in

 

connection with the exercise of its functions.

 

      (2)  

The ISC—

 

(a)    

may only publish the information by way of a report under

 

section 3, and

 

(b)    

must not otherwise disclose the information to any person if the

 

ISC considers that there is a risk that the person will publish it.

 

      (3)  

The restrictions on publication and disclosure of information in sub-

 

paragraph (2) do not apply if—

 
 

 
 

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(a)    

the ISC and the Prime Minister are satisfied that publication or

 

disclosure would not be prejudicial to the continued discharge of

 

the functions of the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence

 

Service, the Government Communications Headquarters or any

 

person carrying out activities falling within section 2(2),

 

(b)    

publication or disclosure is necessary for the ISC to comply with

 

any enactment or rule of law, or

 

(c)    

the information has on an earlier occasion been disclosed to the

 

public, in circumstances which do not contravene—

 

(i)    

sub-paragraph (2), or

 

(ii)    

any other enactment or rule of law prohibiting or

 

restricting the disclosure of information.”

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Page 17, line 20, at end insert—

 

“Protection for witnesses

 

6    (1)  

Evidence given by a person who is a witness before the ISC may not be

 

used in any civil or disciplinary proceedings, unless the evidence was

 

given in bad faith.

 

      (2)  

Evidence given by a person who is a witness before the ISC may not be

 

used against the person in any criminal proceedings, unless the evidence

 

was given in bad faith.”

Schedule 2

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Page 17, line 30, at end insert—

 

“Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29)

 

            

In section 63A of the Data Protection Act 1998 (application to

 

Parliament)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (2), after “Commons,” insert “other than where they

 

are determined by or on behalf of the Intelligence and Security

 

Committee of Parliament,”, and

 

(b)    

in subsection (3), after “Lords,” insert “other than where they are

 

determined by or on behalf of the Intelligence and Security

 

Committee of Parliament,”.”

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Page 17, line 36, at end insert “, and

 

(b)    

after “Committee” insert “of Parliament”.”

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Page 18, line 4, at end insert—

 

“Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36)

 

    (1)  

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In section 23 (information supplied by, or relating to, bodies dealing with

 

security matters), in subsection (3), at the end insert—

 

“(o)    

the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.”

 

      (3)  

In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (Public Authorities; General)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph 2, after paragraph (d) insert—

 
 

 
 

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“(e)    

information held by the Intelligence and

 

Security Committee of Parliament.”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph 3, after paragraph (d) insert—

 

“(e)    

information held by the Intelligence and

 

Security Committee of Parliament.””

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Page 18, line 10, at end insert “, and

 

(b)    

after “Committee” insert “of Parliament”.”

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Page 19, line 31, leave out “7(2)” and insert “7(1)”

Schedule 3

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Page 21, line 22, after “Committee” insert “of Parliament”

 
 

 
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