Amendment 193

National Security Bill - Report (2nd Day) – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 7 March 2023.

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Lord Coaker:

Moved by Lord Coaker

193: After Clause 91, insert the following new Clause—“Duty to update the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament's memorandum of understanding(1) The Prime Minister must ensure that the memorandum of understanding between the Prime Minister and the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (the “ISC”) under section 2 of the Justice and Security Act 2013 (the “MoU”) is revised to reflect any changes to the intelligence or security activities of His Majesty’s Government as a result of this Act.(2) Any revisions to the MoU under subsection (1) must be agreed between the Prime Minister and the ISC in accordance with the process set out in section 2 of the Justice and Security Act 2013.(3) Any engagement between the Prime Minister and the ISC relating to revisions to the MoU under subsection (1) must commence within the 6-month period beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that the ISC’s Memorandum of Understanding is updated to reflect this Act.

Photo of Lord Coaker Lord Coaker Shadow Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Opposition Whip (Lords)

As I indicated, I would like to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 210, Noes 184.

Division number 3 National Security Bill - Report (2nd Day) — Amendment 193

Aye: 208 Members of the House of Lords

No: 182 Members of the House of Lords

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Amendment 193 agreed.

Amendment 194 not moved.