HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 c480W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the dates on which the Joint Intelligence Committee met(a) between 31 May 1989 and 1 August 1990 and (b) between 1 November 1991 and 1 April 1992.

The Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Member to the booklet on the "Central Intelligence Machinery" published by HMSO on 1 October, which states that the Joint Intelligence Committee is responsible for producing a weekly survey on intelligence. The committee meets each week for this purpose. It did so throughout the periods cited except for two weeks during each of the Christmas-new year breaks at the end of 1990 and 1991. I do not propose to list all these meetings individually.