USA: Intelligence Services

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the resignation of the US National Security Adviser following intelligence leaks, whether they will cease sharing intelligence information with the US until the government of the US has provided adequate assurance that future leaks will be prevented.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

It is the longstanding policy of successive British Governments not to comment on intelligence matters. The Government deplores the leaking of any classified information, wherever it occurs. Such leaks can make the work of maintaining the security of our own country and that of our allies more difficult.

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