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1(1)In section 2 of the M1Security Service Act 1989 (duties of the Director-General of the Security Service) in subsection (2) after the words “serious crime ” there shall be inserted “ or for the purpose of any criminal proceedings ”.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)After subsection (3) of that section there shall be inserted the following subsection—
“(3A)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2)(a) above, the disclosure of information shall be regarded as necessary for the proper discharge of the functions of the Security Service if it consists of—
(a)the disclosure of records subject to and in accordance with the Public Records Act 1958; or
(b)the disclosure, subject to and in accordance with arrangements approved by the Secretary of State, of information to the Comptroller and Auditor General for the purposes of his functions.”
2In section 4(3) of that Act (Security Service Commissioner to review exercise of powers by Secretary of State), for the words “powers under section 3 above ” there shall be substituted “ powers, so far as they relate to applications made by the Service, under sections 5 and 6 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994. ”E+W+S+N.I.
3In paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 1 to that Act (Security Service Commissioner to investigate whether the Secretary of State acted properly in issuing or renewing warrant), after the words “section 3 of this Act ” there shall be inserted “ or section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 ”.E+W+S+N.I.
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