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PRIME MINISTER – INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE - 19 November 2020

PRIME MINISTER – INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMITTEE - 19 November 2020

Dr Julian Lewis [V]: Thankfully, the Prime Minister is fulfilling his leadership election promise on defence spending. Given that the National Cyber Force formally announced today involves offensive cyber operations, I welcome the fact that the ISC will provide oversight of this joint MOD-GCHQ venture. Is my right hon. Friend fully satisfied that the ISC is now properly constituted to conduct this scrutiny impartially and independently?

[The Prime Minister [V]: Yes. I believe that the Intelligence and Security Committee is well equipped to provide exactly that further layer of scrutiny of cyber operations.]