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Departmental Security

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months. (303955)

The Department for Transport includes seven agencies, a shared service centre and the central Department.

The information requested on departmental passes issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months is not held centrally on the Department’s access control systems.

Some information in records held locally by security liaison officers within the Department and its Agencies could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The Department’s access control policies are in line with the HMG Security Policy Framework Mandatory Requirements 56, 57 and 58, and provide the appropriate security standards for controlling and monitoring access to the Government Estate. This includes enabling visitors, including non-staff employed by a Department, to enter facilities and go about their business safely and in a controlled way.