Thanks to the new MI5 website's What's New section for bringing our attention the publication last week of the of the annual
Report of the Intelligence Services Commissioner for 2003 (.pdf) to the Prime Minister by
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood who is the Intelligence Services Commissioner under section 59(1) of the Regualtion of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
He mentions the Investigatory Powers Tribunal which is "presided over by Lord Justice Mummery with Mr. Justice Burton acting as Vice-President."
"The Tribunal received 109 new applications during 2003 and completed its investigation of 43 of these during the year as well as concluding 7 its investigation of 57 of the 67 cases carried over> from 2001/2002. 76 cases have been carried forward to 2004. On no occasion has the Tribunal concluded that there has been a contravention of RIPA or the Human Rights Act 1998."