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Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many former prisoners are employed by his Department; and what his Department’s policy is on employing former prisoners. (246339)

The Department for Transport Centre and its agencies do not maintain a record of the number of former prisoners that are employed.

Recruitment to the Department for Transport follows the requirements of the Civil Service Management Code. There are character checks and security vetting, and a criminal record does not automatically disqualify an individual from appointment or vetting clearance.