Investigatory Powers Commissioner

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 3rd July 2019.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the appointment of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The statutory process for appointing a new Investigatory Powers Commissioner under Section 227 of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 is underway. It is expected that the new Commissioner will be in post by the late autumn of 2019.

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