The Prime Minister (Mr. Tony Blair): In accordance with section 91 of the Police Act 1997, I have agreed to re-appoint the right hon. Lord Coulsfield as a Surveillance Commissioner and, in accordance with section 63 of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, I have also agreed to appoint his hon. Norman Jones QC as an Assistant Surveillance Commissioner. Both appointments will run from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010.As he leaves the stage he reminds us all that the surveillance society that has built up under his leadership is still going strong.
Lord Coulsfield has served as a Surveillance Commissioner since 2004.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The irony of Blair's last act of Prime Ministerial patronage
How ironic that one of the last acts of a man that has destoryed a number of liberties and also precided over a social authoritarian Government (continuity with Brown there I imagine) should be to re-appoint a "Surveillance Commissioner" under the Orwellian Regulatory Investigatory Power Act.
Posted by dizzy at 6/28/2007 09:45:00 am