§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy that, where a foreign security agency is asked by a UK body authorised to carry out interception of communications on its behalf relating to a UK citizen,394W there shall be a requirement for permission to be sought as if the interception were to be carried out by the UK body itself. 
§ Mr. Straw
[holdinganswer 2 July 2002]In so far as the agencies for which I have responsibility undertake interception activities, this is consistent with the requirements of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the Intelligence Services Act 1994. It is not government policy to comment on any intelligence arrangements that might exist between the UK and other countries.