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Departmental Security

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many valid civilian passes granting access to his Department's buildings have been issued to employees of private defence companies; (319940)

(2) to which private defence companies civilian passes been issued since 1 January 2008.

The requested information is not centrally held and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what purposes civilian passes are issued to employees of private defence companies. (319942)

Passes are issued to employees of defence companies in order that they may undertake contract-based activity and/or attend meetings with MOD customers.