UK's Foreign Secretary William Hague has insisted that British spies have not used US surveillance programmes to get around laws restricting their ability to eavesdrop on the public.

Hague, who cancelled a trip to Washington to address parliament on the issue, said Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ operated within a strict legal framework.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

Source: Al Jazeera