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Civil Servants

Volume 986: debated on Friday 20 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the annual reports of civil servants, or any other merit rating, are to be scrutinised by the Fair Employment Agency.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the staff of the Fair Employment Agency, who are to be given special access to the personal files or other papers of civil servants, are to be given security clearance so that individual civil servants may be assured that no unauthorised person is likely to be put in possession of information that could be passed to the Irish Republican Army.

It is not proposed to give staff of the Fair Employment Agency access to personal files or other management records.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the personal files of civil servants are to be removed from their existing cabinets and transported to the offices of the Fair Employment Agency ; and what measures are proposed for their security and safe keeping.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the religious denomination of civil servants is recorded on an officer's confidential file or on any of the documents that may be scrutinised by officials of the Fair Employment Agency.