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Justice and Security Act 2013

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3Reports of the ISC

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(1)The ISC must make an annual report to Parliament on the discharge of its functions.

(2)The ISC may make such other reports to Parliament as it considers appropriate concerning any aspect of its functions.

(3)Before making a report to Parliament, the ISC must send it to the Prime Minister.

(4)The ISC must exclude any matter from any report to Parliament if the Prime Minister, after consultation with the ISC, considers that the matter would be prejudicial to the continued discharge of the functions of the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service, the Government Communications Headquarters or any person carrying out activities falling within section 2(2).

(5)A report by the ISC to Parliament must contain a statement as to whether any matter has been excluded from the report by virtue of subsection (4).

(6)The ISC must lay before Parliament any report made by it to Parliament.

(7)The ISC may make a report to the Prime Minister in relation to matters which would be excluded by virtue of subsection (4) if the report were made to Parliament.

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