USA: Intelligence Services

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken a review of Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments in relation to intelligence sharing with the US as a result of the appointment of Gina Haspel to Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The revised Overseas Security and Justice Assistance guidance was published in January 2017. It is the longstanding policy of successive governments not to comment on intelligence matters. The UK-US relationship is grounded in our history and shared traditions. In both countries, intelligence work takes place within a strong legal framework.

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