Intelligence Services:Written question - 269016

Q
Asked by David Simpson
(Upper Bann)
Asked on: 25 June 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Intelligence Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on intelligence sharing between the UK and EU of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
A
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 02 July 2019

Intelligence sharing between the British Government and overseas partners is important to the security of our country. The Government's vision for a security partnership with the European Union is set out in the White Paper: "The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union" (July 2018). This includes a proposal for continued information and intelligence sharing, for example through the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre, European Union Satellite Centre and EU Military Staff. It is the longstanding policy of successive British Governments not to comment in detail on intelligence matters.

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