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Departmental Foreign Workers

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people employed by his Department are Republic of Ireland nationals. (278109)

Information on the nationality of Ministry of Justice staff (including public sector Prison Service and National Offender Management Service Headquarters staff) is not held centrally and could be collected only at disproportionate cost.

The Ministry of Justice’s application packs contain information about nationality requirements and documentary evidence is rigorously checked at interview stage. At point of employment the Ministry of Justice ensures that the correct security checks and clearances are made.