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My Lords, the Minister has said that the intention of the Government is to review the 2005 Act to see if it is up to date for dealing with the digital age. It is perfectly clear that it is not. Will the Government treat as a matter of urgency completing their review of this Act and introduce new legislation in the coming year?
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 29 June (HL5988), what are the current circumstances delaying the reappointment of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament.
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the terrorist attack in Reading on 20 June, when the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament will be appointed. [T]
Entered the House of Lords in 1998
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