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Security Services (Vetting Procedures)

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 2 May 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with the efficacy of the current vetting procedures for members of the security services, with particular regard to their sexual proclivities.

Following the recommendations in the report of the Security Commission on the case of Geoffrey Arthur Prime, positive vetting standards and procedures within the intelligence and security agencies are being strengthened to make them as effective as possible within the limits of what is acceptable in a free and democratic society.