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Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state in what Government Departments the pass system of entry and exit still obtains; and what are the reasons which necessitate its retention.

The pass system is only retained in offices where there is a continuing and extensive volume of secret work. Lists of these offices are not available centrally, and I do not consider that any useful purpose would be served by collecting and publishing the information.