Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered at on 26 October 2004.

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Photo of Mrs Alice Mahon Mrs Alice Mahon Labour, Halifax

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the (a) provenance and (b) reliability of the intelligence that the UK has received on Uzbekistan from (i) the CIA and (ii) other sources.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Foreign Secretary

All intelligence is validated and assessed. It is not the Government's policy to confirm or deny details of specific intelligence reporting.

The UK intelligence agencies evaluate the reliability of all intelligence they receive before it is passed into the assessment process. This evaluation takes account of the possible motivation of the source as well as what kind of reporting record the source may have and the circumstances in which it was obtained.

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