William Hague told the Commons the changing nature of terrorist threats had only increased the importance of Britain's intelligence relationship with the US. But the Foreign Secretary dismissed accusations that GCHQ had used its relationship with the United States to get around UK law.
The Foreign Secretary said British intelligence would never use its partnership with the United States to get around UK laws.
GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is one of three UK intelligence agencies that form the UK's security and intelligence system.
Facebook, Google and Microsoft have all denied claims that they cooperated with US intelligence agencies to gather data on foreign users.