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Departmental Vetting

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes he has initiated in departmental vetting requirements (a) between September 2001 and July 2005 and (b) since July 2005. (116682)

[holding answer 23 January 2007]: Ministry of Defence vetting requirements reflect criteria laid down by Government and set out in the Prime Minister’s Statement on vetting on 15 December 1994, Official Report, columns 764-6W. Following a Cabinet Office Review of Personnel Security that concluded in May 2004, new processes for a standard approach to Developed Vetting, across government, were introduced in April 2006. A new Baseline Personnel Security Standard replacing the current Basic Check is currently being introduced.