House of Lords: Appointments - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:07 pm on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Lord True Lord True Minister of State (Cabinet Office) 3:07 pm, 18th May 2022

No, my Lords. The noble Lord knows that I have the greatest esteem for him, and that normally disclosures relating to national security matters are not made. Generally, for any appointment, from the lowest in the land to the highest, data protection and freedom of information applies. But in this case, information has been provided separately to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, which illustrates that the Government are acting in good faith in responding to Parliament’s requests.