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Security Clearances

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department’s contracts with courier and postal service providers include provisions requiring (a) security clearance for the employees of such providers and (b) a check on residence entitlement in the UK. (171490)

[holding answer 6 December 2007]: HM Revenue and Customs postal and courier service providers, as part of their recruitment policies, carry out employment checks to establish (a) criminal history record and (b) entitlement to work in the UK.