HL Deb 17 May 2000 vol 613 cc27-8WA
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.