The Home Office said it is "right" that the detention of David Miranda be assessed by the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.
A Home Office spokesman said: "It is right that the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation examines cases like this to ensure that the law has been applied properly."
Earlier today, David Anderson said he had written to the Home Secretary to outline his reasons for looking at Mr Miranda's detention at Heathrow Airport.
The independent reviewer of terrorism legislation said he will examine the detention of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport.
Nick Clegg has backed David Cameron's decision to send a top civil servant to The Guardian to urge them to destroy classified data.
The Guardian journalist whose partner was held at Heathrow Airport hits out at the UK as he gives ITV News his first British TV interview.