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MI5: Wales

Home Department written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

It is a long standing government policy to neither confirm nor deny the specific details of the files held by the Security Service. The Security Service systematically reviews files and, if appropriate, release records in accordance with the criteria agreed by the National Archives. They have voluntarily pursued a policy of review and consideration for the release of files into the public domain for a number of years. Files less than 50 years old are not routinely considered for review and/or release. To date the Security Service has released nearly 4,000 files to the National Archives covering a period up to 1957. An overview of this list can be accessed from the National Archives website at:

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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