USA: Intelligence Services

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

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken a review of intelligence cooperation with the United States as a result of the appointment of Gina Haspel as the Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

It is the longstanding policy of successive British 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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