Intelligence and Security Committee Report on Russia Debate

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Department: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Intelligence and Security Committee Report on Russia

David Hanson Excerpts
Tuesday 5th November 2019

(9 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Sir Lindsay Hoyle Portrait Mr Speaker - Hansard

I call David Hanson.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard
5 Nov 2019, 12:54 p.m.

Thank you, Mr Speaker—and congratulations.

As a Labour member of the ISC, I support the right hon. and learned Member for Beaconsfield (Mr Grieve), the Chair of the Committee, and share his concerns. The security services have cleared our report, the Cabinet Office has cleared our report, and we have made recommendations to the Prime Minister. Since receiving the report, has the Prime Minister read it, and has he submitted any redactions? I do not need to know what they are, but has he read it and has he submitted redactions? If not, why does he not publish today?

Christopher Pincher Portrait Christopher Pincher - Parliament Live - Hansard
5 Nov 2019, 12:56 p.m.

A report such as this—a sensitive report that is 50 pages long—requires careful consideration. As I said, it was submitted on 17 October and is being reviewed by all the relevant senior officials within government and at No. 10. The Committee will be informed of that process, and when the Prime Minister has concluded that the report is publishable, he will publish it.