HL Deb 06 June 1996 vol 572 cc141-2WA
Lord Cuckney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the annual report of the commissioner appointed under the Security Service Act 1989 will be laid before the House.

Viscount Cranborne

A copy of Lord Justice Stuart-Smith's sixth annual report, for 1995, has been laid before the House today in accordance with Section 4(6) of the Security Service Act 1989. The confidential annex to the report has been excluded from that copy in accordance with Section 4(7) of the 1989 Act. I am grateful to the commissioner for his work in providing assistance to the tribunal as provided in that Act and for reviewing the issue of warrants under the Intelligence Services Act 1994. I note that he is satisfied that the Secretaries of State have exercised their powers in accordance with the provisions of the 1994 Act.