Intelligence and Security Committee

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The Intelligence and Security Committee was established under the Intelligence Services Act 1994 to oversee the three main British intelligence agencies, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. It has since expanded its remit to include intelligence related elements of the Cabinet Office including the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC); the Assessments Staff; and the Intelligence, Security and Resilience Group. The Committee also takes evidence from the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS).[1]


Committee Members

External Resources


  1. Intelligence and Security Committee, Cabinet Office, accessed 28 February 2010.
  2. Committee Membership, Cabinet Office.
  3. BPCIF, "1300 British Lawyers Call for Removal of Unjust Terror Tag from Iranian Mojahedin", British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, November 2005, accessed on 21 December 2010