||<p>We have ongoing discussions with the US government on a full range of intelligence
and security issues. The approval of the Freedom Act is a matter for the US government.
With regard to the impact on our intelligence services of the temporary halt of a
range of surveillance powers in the US, it is a long-standing policy of the British
Government that we do not comment on intelligence matters. The Gracious Speech contained
a commitment to bring forward legislation on communications data, and that legislation
will extend to all of the investigatory powers covered in David Anderson’s review.</p>