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Public urged to tune in to NHS scrutiny meeting

Via Bucks County Council: Changes to health services in Buckinghamshire will come under the microscope at a Council meeting next week – and the public is being urged to tune in to watch the discussions. The county Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee will be sitting down with NHS officials on Friday July 12 to review the progress made by the Better Healthcare in Bucks programme which led to a restructuring of services last year. The meeting will be […]

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The Intelligence and Security Committee should have an elected Chair

Earlier today, I moved amendments tabled by Andrew Tyrie MP to make provision for an elected chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee which scrutinises MI5, MI6 and GCHQ. At present, the ISC is a Government committee of parliamentarians. The Bill makes it a Parliamentary committee whose members are appointed by the Houses of Parliament on the Prime Minister’s nominations. The nominees would then elect their own chair. The Committee must have access to highly classified material, so it can’t operate along identical […]

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