§ 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.