§ Lord Gordon of Strathblane
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What arrangements have been made to appoint a commissioner under Section 8 of the Interception of Communications Act following the expiration of Lord Nolan's appointment on 10 April 2000. [HL2499]
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington)
Lord Justice Swinton Thomas has accepted an appointment as the Interception of Communications Commissioner for a period of three years from 10 April 2000.
I thank his predecessor Lord Nolan for the great contribution he made during the six years he spent as Interception of Communications Commissioner.