Intelligence and Security Committee review of MI5 action on 7 July bombers
The Rt. Hon. Paul Murphy MP, Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, today said:
“Our review of the Security Service handling of intelligence about two of the 7 July bombers, in light of what may have emerged as a result of the CREVICE trial, is now well underway.
“The review is examining the links between the CREVICE plotters and Mohammed Siddique Khan and Shazad Tanweer, to determine whether any intelligence which may have helped prevent the attacks was missed or overlooked.
“Those we are taking evidence from include the heads of the three security and intelligence Agencies and the police.
“In addition to taking new evidence, we are re-examining the evidence we were previously given, so as to explore whether we were fully informed during our initial inquiry, and therefore whether the conclusions reached in the Committee’s Report into the London Terrorist Attacks on 7 July 2005 still stand. We welcome the Prime Minister’s assurance, given during Prime Minister’s Questions on 2 May 2007, that we are entitled to call for any information needed in carrying out this review.“Our aim is to place as much of the evidence and findings as is possible in the public domain. We understand that this is a matter of considerable concern, especially to the families and friends of those killed and to those injured in the terrible attacks on 7 July, and wish to assure the public that the questions raised will be fully and rigorously investigated and answered.”