# Posted 12:34 PM by Patrick Belton
MI5 TO EXPAND BY 50%
, in response to the increased terror threat to the UK. Its staff will increase from 1,900 to 2,900, bringing the agency's numbers back up to World War II levels. Home Secretary David Blunkett will make the announcement in the Commons next week; both the Tory and Lib-Dem fractions have indicated their support for the measure.
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