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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 1:50 pm on 24th March 2015.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office 1:50 pm, 24th March 2015

I happened to be visiting GCHQ shortly after my right hon. Friend made those remarks. The people who work at GCHQ do fantastic work—it is a centre of brilliant expertise and knowledge; they do difficult work away from the public gaze, and any comments that seem to undermine what they do in the service of national security has to be strongly deprecated.