The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC) has today laid before Parliament a report on Russia, examining the Russian threat to the UK and the UK’s response. I welcome the report and thank the former Committee for the work that has gone into this; this has clearly been an extensive effort spanning almost two years.
The Government is publishing its response to the ISC’s Russia Report immediately, recognising the significant public interest in the issues it raises. Copies of the response have been laid before both Houses.
The Committee has also today laid before Parliament its Annual Report 2018-19. This report highlights the breadth of the Committee’s oversight role and I thank them for their important work.
I would like to thank the former Committee for their work in the last Parliament, and I look forward to working with the newly appointed Committee in the future.