HL Deb 14 April 2000 vol 612 c72WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements have been made to appoint a commissioner under Section 8 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994, given that Lord Justice Stuart-Smith's appointment expired on 15th December 1999. [HL2049]

Baroness Jay of Paddington

Lord Justice Stuart-Smith has accepted an extension of his appointment as Intelligence Services Commissioner until 31 March 2000 to enable him to complete his annual report for 1999. At that time he will stand down. I thank Lord Justice Stuart-Smith for the contribution he made during his five years as Intelligence Services Commissioner.

Lord Justice Simon Brown, formerly President of the Intelligence Service Tribunal, has accepted an appointment as the Intelligence Services Commissioner for a period of three years from 1st April 2000.