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.