Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996

  • repealed
  • Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996: repealed, on 28 September 2017, by section 242(3)(b) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).
7 Membership of Committee

(1)

The Committee shall consist of—

(a)

the Prime Minister:

(b)

the Leader of the Opposition:

(c)

2 members of the House of Representatives nominated for the purpose by the Prime Minister following consultation with the leader of each party in Government:

(d)

1 member of the House of Representatives nominated for the purpose by the Leader of the Opposition, with the agreement of the Prime Minister, following consultation with the leader of each party that is not in Government or in coalition with a Government party.

(2)

Every person who nominates any person for membership of the Committee shall have regard to the requirements of security.

(3)

The chairperson of the Committee shall be the Prime Minister or such other member of the Committee as shall be appointed from time to time by the Prime Minister as the chairperson of the Committee.

(4)

For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that any member of Parliament who acts as a member of the Committee shall be deemed, in so acting, to be acting in his or her official capacity as a member of Parliament.