The House: Security debate

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MPs FROM all parties called for more investigative power for the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee during a historic debate on M15, M16 and GCHQ.

Discussing the committee's annual report, its Conservative chairman, Tom King, stressed the need to enhance the committee's ability with an "additional investigative arm".

Today's business

Commons, 2.30pm: Scottish questions and questions to the Lord Chancellor's Department.

Pre-Budget statement by the Chancellor, Gordon Brown.

Debates on personal pensions; farming.

Lords, 2.30pm:

Scotland Bill, report stage

Debate on policy towards health services helplines