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Immigration Status of Employees

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Prime Minister's answer of 14 November 2007, Official Report, columns 657-8, on the immigration status of employees, what steps his Department has taken to establish the immigration status of its employees since the Security Industry Authority wrote to employers in August on security checks. (166103)

We apply the baseline security checks, which include a nationality check, to all employees on entry to this Department; this forms part of our standard recruitment process and is applied to permanent, fixed-term and casual employees.