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Mobile Phones (RAF Stations)

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rules apply to the use of mobile telephones and camera telephones on RAF stations; and what the reasons are for such rules. (85308)

The use of mobile and camera telephones is governed by defence-wide security policy. A balance has to be drawn between the need to protect the Ministry of Defence information and assets and allowing the greatest possible freedom for the individual. Each RAF Station will have its own specific rules that apply to the use of mobile telephones and camera telephones. These requirements are published to staff and briefed to visitors on arrival.

This policy is intended to minimise the potential for compromise of protectively marked information and assets and is reviewed regularly to take account of changing threats and developments in technology.