Written statement to Parliament

Investigatory Powers Tribunal

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Baroness Neville-Jones: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following written…

House of Lords

Baroness Neville-Jones: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May) has today made the following written ministerial statement:

I am pleased to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has reappointed members to the tribunal (including a president and vice president) by Letters Patent for a period of five years, as provided by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The reappointed tribunal members are:

  • Lord Justice John Mummery - President
  • Mr Justice Michael Burton - Vice President
  • Sir Richard Gaskell
  • Sheriff Principle John McInnes QC
  • Mr Richard Seabrook QC

The Tribunal considers proceedings brought under section 7 of the Human Rights Act 1998 against the intelligence agencies and, in respect of the investigatory powers covered by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, by all public authorities. It also considers all complaints against the intelligence agencies and all complaints against public authorities in respect of the powers in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The tribunal, which is independent of government, has full powers to investigate and decide any case within its jurisdiction.

House of Commons

I am pleased to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has reappointed members to the tribunal (including a president and vice president) by Letters Patent for a period of five years, as provided by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The reappointed tribunal members are:

  • Lord Justice John Mummery - President
  • Mr Justice Michael Burton - Vice President
  • Sir Richard Gaskell
  • Sheriff Principle John McInnes QC
  • Mr Richard Seabrook QC

The Tribunal considers proceedings brought under section 7 of the Human Rights Act 1998 against the intelligence agencies and, in respect of the investigatory powers covered by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, by all public authorities. It also considers all complaints against the intelligence agencies and all complaints against public authorities in respect of the powers in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. The tribunal, which is independent of government, has full powers to investigate and decide any case within its jurisdiction.

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Date: Tue Nov 30 14:03:56 GMT 2010