By Kieron L Jones, on 27 May 2009
This site provides free access to the full text of the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee chaired by Dr. Kim Howells which was published as CM 7617 session 2008-9 in May 2009. The 108 page report examines whether the intelligence received by MI5, the police and other British intelligence and security services could have prevented the terrorist attacks on the London Underground on 7th July 2005. Topics covered include questions about the individual bombers, the surveillence of terrorist groups in Britain and the constraints on MI5. Questions are also raised about the lessons learned in terms of future surveillance and monitoring of radicalisation of young people by Islamic fundamental groups. An appendix contains a detailed timeline of events.