§ Mr. Laurence Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the rules are regarding British intelligence workers being asked to assist in the prosecution of someone abroad who may face the death penalty if convicted; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Straw
The British intelligence and security services operate strictly in accordance with statutory provisions and requirements laid down by Parliament. Those requirements take full account of obligations under international law. In particular these services have regard to section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the safeguards in respect of disclosure of intelligence information in section 2(2) of the Security Service Act 1989 and sections 2(2) and 4(2) of the Intelligence Services Act 1994.