Durkan lodges questions over MI5 move

In the wake of the controversy over the decision to move responsibility for intelligence gathering from the police, to MI5. Interestingly the SDLP seems to be the political party making the running on this one. Indeed Mark Durkan has lodged a series of interesting Parliamentary Questions:

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether external cultural diversity training is given to recruits to MI5 in Northern Ireland. (53204)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements are in place for monitoring membership of (a) loyal orders and (b) the Freemasons of members of MI5 in Northern Ireland. (53206)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the names are of the senior management of MI5 in Northern Ireland of grade equivalent to the Northern Ireland Senior Civil Service. (53207)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been externally recruited to MI5 in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by community background. (53210)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an audit has been conducted in the last five years of whether there is a neutral working environment in M15 in Northern Ireland. (53212)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent independent reviews there have been of intelligence gathering in M15 in Northern Ireland. (53214)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether 50/50 recruitment is applied by M15 in Northern Ireland in respect of recruitment in Northern Ireland. (53215)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will break down the MI5 workforce in Northern Ireland by religious composition. (53257)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget was for MI5 in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and what projections there are for its budget in each of the next five years. (53260)

Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recommendations of the Chilcott Report affected MI5 in Northern Ireland; and what progress has been made with the implementation of each. (53261)

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  • ingrammartin

    Hi,

    Quote”Mark Durkan (Foyle):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether external cultural diversity training is given to recruits to MI5 in Northern Ireland. (53204)”Unquote

    I think Mark is being a touch tongue in cheek here. Sure all you need to know culteral diversity is the women are hot the beer is watererd down and the fish supers are compulsory.

    Martin