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MI5's apology for not preventing the Manchester Arena attack is not "enough", MPs have heard.

The head of the security agency said on Thursday it was "profoundly sorry" that it did not thwart the suicide bombing in 2017 which killed 22 people.

The apology followed the final report into the attack, which found MI5 missed opportunities to stop the bomber.

James Daly, Tory MP for Bury North, said there were "shocking failures" and "gross negligence" by the authorities.

He told the House of Commons: "Too often in this place, an apology from an organisation seems to be enough when it's not."

Addressing Home Secretary Suella Braverman, he asked: "Who is being held accountable? Who is going to be responsible? And will this information be passed on to the families?"

Ms Braverman said that as the inquiry's report made clear, the responsibility for the attack "lies with the bomber and his brother".

She added: "When it comes to whether lives could have been saved, the government is of course incredibly sorry and sorry is a weak word."
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