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Reform of Intelligence and Security Committee

– in the House of Commons at 5:13 pm on 17th July 2008.

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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.

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Division number 266 Reform of Intelligence and Security Committee

Aye: 31 MPs

No: 204 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

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Abstained: 1 MP

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Question accordingly negatived.

Resolved,

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.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick Labour, Walsall North

On the basis of what the Government have said, I shall not move my amendment.

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