HC Deb 30 October 2000 vol 355 c316W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has assigned(a) members and (b) observers to the Schengen Joint Supervisory Authority. [134684]

Mrs. Roche

In accordance with Article 115 of the Schengen Implementing Convention, the Schengen Joint Supervisory Authority oversees the technical support function of the Schengen Information System. The Data Protection Commissioner has been assigned as the United Kingdom's national supervisory authority representative to the Joint Supervisory Authority. The Commissioner is currently represented at the Joint Supervisory Authority in an observer status and when Schengen is fully operational in the United Kingdom will assign full members to the Authority. Article 115 provides for each member state to have two representatives on the Joint Supervisory Authority.

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