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Thu Nov 7, 2013, 10:25 AM

9. UK intelligence work defends freedom, say spy chiefs

Source: BBC

7 November 2013 Last updated at 14:44 GMT

UK intelligence work defends freedom, say spy chiefs

Britain's security services defend "freedom and democracy", the head of MI5 has told MPs and peers.

Andrew Parker is being grilled alongside GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban and MI6 chief Sir John Sawers in an unprecedented public hearing.

The three men are being quizzed on the work of their organisations by the Intelligence and Security Committee.

It follows leaks by ex-US security contractor Edward Snowden which raised concerns about spying.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24847399

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