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Ombudsman in MI5 deal to access secret intelligence

By Chris Thornton

Monday, 23 June 2008

Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson has signed an agreement with MI5 to access secret intelligence for his investigations into policing — and he is prepared to go to Parliament if the deal is breached. The agreement with the Security Service is after months of negotiations about the procedures for getting secret material his office used to get automatically. The memorandum of understanding signed by the policing watchdog, MI5 and the PSNI became necessary when the Security Service took over anti-terrorist intelligence last October. The shift led to MI5 building a £20m base in Palace Barracks, Holywood, and recruiting agents locally. The building is also a back-up headquarters after London.

The Security Service in Northern Ireland

The Security Service has had responsibility for national security intelligence work against all Irish related terrorism in Great Britain since 1992. However, within Northern Ireland, this role has historically been carried out by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), and before it the RUC.

On 24 February 2005, the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Paul Murphy, announced that the Security Service would be taking on the lead role for national security intelligence work in Northern Ireland during 2007. A new headquarters for the Service has also been constructed in Northern Ireland, bringing together staff who had previously been split between a number of sites. The new building at Loughside, Palace Barracks, Holywood, was formally opened by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on 4 December 2007.

MI5 North Ireland Headquarters


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