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Strengthening the central intelligence machinery

08 October 2009

In 2009, the Prime Minister, on the advice of the Cabinet Secretary, with the support of the three Agency heads and having consulted widely within Government, agreed to the recommendations of an internal review on strengthening the central intelligence machinery. The review built on the changes to the central intelligence machinery announced by the Prime Minister in July 2007.

One outcome of the review was a revision to the terms of reference of the Joint Intelligence Committee, building on the improvements in this regard since Lord Butler’s 2004 report.

The overview on this site of the central intelligence machinery has been updated, including revised terms of reference for the Joint Intelligence Committee and a paper on new central intelligence structures.