Reform of Intelligence and Security Committee
Mot ion made, and Question proposed,
That this House endorses the proposals for the reform of practice and operation of the Intelligence and Security Committee as set out in paragraphs 235-244 of the Governance of Britain White Paper, Cm 7342-I, including provision for nomination of the members of the Committee drawn from the House of Commons to be based in future on proposals made by this House.— [David Miliband.]
Amendment proposed: (a), at end add:
"; and considers that the secretariat of the Intelligence and Security Committee should be staffed by officials under the authority of the Clerk of the House.".— [Andrew Mackinlay.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:—
The House divided: Ayes 32, Noes 205.