Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Home Department written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) cost was of establishing and (b) expected annual running cost is of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.

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The Investigatory Powers Tribunal was established in October 2000 with minimal start up costs as it replaced existing bodies: the Interception of Communications Tribunal, the Security Service Tribunal, the Intelligence Services Tribunal and the complaints committee that dealt with Part III of the Police Act 1997. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal and the Interception of Communications Commissioner's Office have a common Secretariat and the combined running costs of both for 2008-09 is £980,000.

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