Aerial view showing Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham is seen in this undated handout aerial photograph. Reuters/Handout
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William Hague: UK agencies uphold the law at all times

Allegations that the data-gathering centre GCHQ circumvented the law to gain information on UK citizens are "baseless", William Hague has said.

Ex-CIA worker Edward Snowden claims US agencies gathered and shared phone records and internet data with allies.

But the foreign secretary said people could have confidence in the work of UK security agencies and "their adherence to the law and democratic values".

GCHQ is to hand a report to MPs on Tuesday. Gordon Corera reports.

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