§ Maria Eagle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made for the appointment of assistant surveillance commissioners under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Straw
On 1 May 2001, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister appointed three assistant surveillance commissioners—His Honour John Jeremy Fordham, His Honour Colin Francis Kolbert, and Viscount Colville of Culross QC—for a period of three years to assist the chief surveillance commissioner in his duties.