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Andrew Bowie is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Andrew Bowie sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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I am listening intently to what the hon. Lady is saying and I understand the point she is trying to make, but surely it is already within the power of the ISC to call in anything that it thinks is a threat to national security. Therefore, it can investigate anything that it thinks it will be detrimental to the national interest. If we read further down, clause 4(2) states: “Either House of...
I suggest that, in seeking to make the Secretary of State’s life easier, the Opposition are making the life of the Intelligence and Security Committee much more difficult. On current projections, there could be more than 1,000 call-in notices a year. That would make the ISC’s job almost impossible to do alongside all its other important work throughout the rest of the year.
Is not the entire purpose of calling in a decision to then instigate an investigation into whether that investment would be contrary to national security? It is after the Secretary of State has called it in that the agencies and Departments can look into the investment or takeover to see whether it is contrary to national security. That investigation does not take place before the call-in...
Conservative MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election
Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.