The Prime Minister Tony Blair seems to be evading Parliamentary Questions of interest to Spy Blog, again.
The non-publication of the the Annual Report for 2005 of the Interception of Communications Commissioner (currently Rt. Hon. Sir Paul Kennedy , who took over from Rt. Hon Sir Swinton Thomas in April 2006) and the Annual Report for 2005 of the Intelligence Services Commissioner (currently Rt. Hon. Sir Peter Gibson , who took over from Lord Justice Simon Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood in April 2006), as mandated by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Part IV Scrutiny etc. of Investigatory Powers and of the functions of the Intelligence Services (RIPA)
Prime Minister Annual Reports
Mr. Clegg: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 787W, on annual reports, what the reasons are for the delays in publication of the reports. 
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The Prime Minister: I have nothing further to add to the answer I gave the hon. Member for North-East Hertfordshire (Mr. Heald) on 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 787W.
See our previous blog article for details of these previous Questions and non-Answers:
"When will the missing Annual Reports of the RIPA Commissioners be published ?"
Since the public versions of these Reports by former High Court Judges, are according to the censored of anything which might compromise national security or ongoing investigations, presumably there must be something in them which is politically embarrassing for the NuLabour Government
N.B. According to our Freedom of Information Act Request, the Cabinet Office still had not received copies of these reports by 25th January 2007. See "Surprising reply from the Cabinet Office re the missing RIPA Commissioners' Annual Reports for 2005"
The Prime Minister has obviously not just been completely oblivious to the issues surrounding RIPA, as he has re-appointed one of the team of RIPA Surveillance Commissioners, who are meant to oversee the use of intrusive surveillance (interference with property e.g. buildings or vehicles, in order to plant electronic surveillance devices) and the use of covert human informants etc.
In contrast with the other RIPA Commissioners' Annual reports, the Annual Report for 2005 -2006 of the Chief Surveillance Commissioner (.pdf) was published online in July 2006 ( currently Rt. Hon. Sir Christopher Rose who took over from Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew Leggatt on 1st July 2006)
Prime Minister Surveillance Commissioner
The Prime Minister (Mr. Tony Blair): I am pleased to announce that I have re-appointed the right hon. Sir Philip Otton as a surveillance commissioner in accordance with Section 91 of the Police Act 1997.
The appointment will be from 1 February 2007 to 31 January 2010. The remit of each surveillance commissioner covers the whole of the United Kingdom so that any surveillance commissioner can act in jurisdictions other than his own.
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