UPDATE 26th November 2015:
The Chairman of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee has been appointed: Lord Murphy of Torfaen. Paul Murphy was a Labour Minister for Northern Ireland (and Wales) and was the Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee from 2005 to 2008, which failed to properly investigate the 7/7 2005 London bombings (required a second investigative report in 2009 with Kim Howells as Chair).
Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee - membership
The target date for the scrutiny of this complicated 200 page Bill is set for 11th February 2016, which really is not enough time to do a thorough job, given the Christmas and New Year holidays.
|Victoria Atkins MP||Conservative||Barrister specialising in fraud, stood unsuccessfully in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Gloucestershire Constabulary|
|Suella Fernandes MP||Conservative||Barrister|
|Rt Hon David Hanson MP||Labour||Former Home Office Minister for Security, Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Policing|
|Stuart C McDonald MP||SNP||Former immigration lawyer|
|Dr Andrew Murrison MP||Conservative||Medical doctor and ex Royal Navy Surgeon-Commander|
|Matt Warman MP||Conservative||Former technology editor of Daily Telegraph|
|Baroness Browning||Conservative||Former Home Office Minister of State in the House of Lords|
|Lord Butler of Brockwell||Crossbench||Former member of Intelligence & Security Committee (did look at previous Draft Comms Data Bill) , former Cabinet Secretary|
|Bishop of Chester||Bishops||BA in Chemistry before becoming a cleric|
|Lord Hart of Chilton||Labour||Former planning solicitor & Special Advisor|
|Lord Henley||Conservative||Former Home Office Minister Crime Prevention and Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction|
|Lord Murphy of Torfaen||Labour||Chairman of this Committee,former Chair of Intelligence & Security Committee (which failed to properly investigate 7/7 2005 London bombings etc.)|
|Lord Strasburger||Liberal Democrat||Businessman, only member of previous Draft Communications Data Bill committee.|
Note the preponderance of likely "gone native" politicians with "experience" of Policing and Intelligence agencies.
Who will be elected as Chair of this Joint Committee ? Lord Butler the supposedly Cross Bench former Cabinet Secretary ?
Only Lord Strasburger (Liberal Democrat) served on the previous Draft Communications Data Bill Joint Committee, although Lord Butler of Brockwell did scrutinise some of it as a then member of the Intelligence and Security Committee.