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Departmental Premises (Security)

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are in place to ensure that no illegal immigrants are employed in the manned guarding of her Department’s premises. (80799)

Only British nationals can work as security guards in Foreign and Commonwealth Office premises in the UK. To ensure illegal immigrants are not employed the pre-employment checks require the following:

proof of nationality with photo ID (passport);

photo ID (passport or driving licence);

application form completed and checked;

four personal references;


five year employment history.