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Dover House

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many times his Department’s offices in Dover house have been used by Ministers from the Scottish Executive in each month since May 2005; and what the length of stay was on each occasion. (99543)

The following table shows the number of visits to Dover house by Scottish Executive Ministers and Law Officers in each of the months from May 2005 to October 2006.

Number of visits

2005

May

5

June

6

July

5

August

1

September

5

October

4

November

3

December

16

2006

January

5

February

5

March

5

April

2

May

3

June

2

July

12

August

0

September

0

October

3

Total (18 months)

82

A visit is counted as a day or part of a day. More precise information on the length of stay is not available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what training his Department’s security staff based in Dover house have received since 5 May 2005 in (a) counter-terrorism and (b) customer service. (100021)

The security guards employed in Dover house are all licensed by the Security Industry Authority. In accordance with the terms of their licences, they have received and will continue to receive appropriate training in all their duties.