Amendment made: 55, page 2, line 21, after ‘ISC’, insert
‘(whether or not in response to a request by the ISC)’.—
Amendment proposed: 74, page 2, line 29, at end insert—
‘(4A) The ISC shall consider the proposed appointment of the following, including by questioning the prospective appointee at a meeting of the ISC—
(a) the Head of the Security Service;
(b) the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service;
(c) the Head of the Government Communications Headquarters; and
(d) such other persons as the Prime Minister may direct.
(4B) The ISC may consider the appropriateness of holding hearings considering each prospective appointee’s proposed appointment in public.’.—(Diana Johnson.)
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided:
Ayes 166, Noes 249.