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Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many former prisoners are employed by his Department; and what his Department's policy is on employing former prisoners. (246335)

The majority of staff working in the Wales office are seconded from other Government departments. Therefore, the individual’s home department under The Civil Service Management Code carries out the necessary security checks. Sections 1.1.5 and 1.1.6 deal specifically with checks before appointment.