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Departmental Security

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will list the (a) special advisers and (b) ministerial appointees in possession of a security pass enabling access to his Department's predecessor’s main building in the month prior to the prorogation of Parliament for the 2005 general election. (182239)

Special advisers based in the DTI, prior to the 2005 general elections were:

Jim Godfrey (surrendered pass on 19 April, 2005)

Roger Sharpe (surrendered pass on 19 April, 2005)

Liz Kendall (surrendered pass on 7 April, 2005).

On the announcement of the general election in 2005, the above were asked to surrender their passes.

DTI Ministers were not obliged to carry security passes.