The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1994Prime Minister (1990-1997)

PMQT Written Answers – 14 December 1994

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 14th December 1994.



Intelligence Services Act 1994

Mrs. Lait: To ask the Prime Minister what steps have been taken to appoint an intelligence and security committee, commissioner and tribunal, under the terms of the Intelligence Services Act 1994.

The Prime Minister: Following consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, and in accordance with section 10 of the Intelligence Services Act, I have appointed the intelligence and security committee as follows:

The right hon. Tom King CH MP (Chairman)

The right hon. Alan Beith MP

The right hon. Dr John Gilbert MP

The right hon. Sir Archie Hamilton MP

The right hon. Lord Howe of Aberavon QC

Mr Barry Jones MP

Mr Michael Mates MP

Mr Allan Rogers MP

Sir Giles Shaw MP

In accordance with section 8 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994, I have appointed Lord Justice Stuart-Smith as the Intelligence Services Commissioner for a period of three years. Sir Simon Dennis Brown has been appointed president of the intelligence services tribunal, John Colin McInnes vice-president of the tribunal and Sir Richard Kennedy Harvey Gaskell a member of the tribunal, by royal warrant, each for a period of five years. All appointments take effect from 15 December 1994.