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Departmental Security

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months. (303956)

Departmental systems record all such passes issued, but do not separately identify information in the format requested, which could therefore be provided only at disproportionate cost. All persons working in HM Treasury buildings are required to have a minimum level of security clearance before they are issued with a building security pass. This includes permanent passes, day passes and visitors’ passes.