To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions hon. Members who have taken the Oath have been the subject of (a) surveillance, (b) intercept since 1997; on how many occasions hon. Members have been party to conversations or meetings while the other person has been the subject of (a) surveillance and (b) intercept since 1997; and what the terms of the Wilson doctrine are.
It has been the longstanding practice for successive Governments not to comment on surveillance or interception operations. I refer the hon. Gentleman to the then Prime Minister Tony Blair's written answer to Norman Baker MP on the terms of the Wilson Doctrine on
As my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary announced to the House on