MI5 and MI6 'troublesome'

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BRITAIN'S security services cause more trouble than they are worth, a former Labour home secretary told the House of Lords yesterday, claiming ministers spent more time dealing with 'internecine quarrels' within MI5 and MI6 than with any effective information they provided.

Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, now leader of the Liberal Democrat peers advised new ministers: 'Never sign automatically anything coming up from the security services - and be very cautious about signing it at all.

'It is increasingly my conviction, having twice been nominally in charge of MI5, that the security services in several fields cause more trouble than they are worth,' he said at Question Time.