Tuesday, January 29, 2008

ISC report out today?

Rumour has it that an Intelligence and Security Committee report will be out today, or this week. Presumably that's the 2006-2007 annual report, which was handed over to the PM on 4th December 2007, rather than the second report into London Bombings which is still being written as far as I know. ( See long post here)

I guess that means that that there will shortly be an announcement of the new ISC Chair as current Chair Paul Murphy has been newly reappointed to the post of Secretary of State for Wales, following the departure of Peter Hain. (ISC Chairs cannot be Cabinet ministers)

UPDATE: 3.30pm: Margaret Beckett is the new Chair of the ISC

There might also be news soon on whether the ISC are going to get an independent investigator after being without one for a few years, whether Gordon Brown's planned reforms of the ISC have got anywhere, and whether the post-Crevice re-report into 7/7 is going to be out before, or after the trials of the three men accused of helping with attack-planning/reconnaissance for the 7 July London bombings, due to begin on March 31. But I'm not holding my breath.

UPDATE: Spyblog has some thoughts



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