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Office for Civil Nuclear Security: Vetting

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department has had with the Office for Civil Nuclear Security on the implications for its vetting procedures of the addition of several categories of nuclear specialists to the national shortage list. (211944)

No discussions have been held with the Office for Civil Nuclear Security (OCNS). Employers are responsible for ensuring that appropriate vetting is undertaken with the OCNS.

Changes to the national shortage list are based on labour market considerations only, where research, endorsed by industry stakeholders, highlights UK-wide skills shortages.