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Government Departments: Private Detectives

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 602W, on Government departments: private detectives, which departments have commissioned individuals from the panel of independent investigators in the last 24 months. (320906)

It has been the policy of successive Governments not to reveal details of specific security matters.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 602W, on Government departments: private detectives, how much expenditure has been incurred on commissioning individuals from the panel of independent investigators in the last 24 months. (320907)

Costs for panel members are incurred by individual Departments. This information is not held centrally.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 602W, on Government departments: private detectives, on how many occasions individuals from the panel of independent investigators have been commissioned to undertake investigations in the last 24 months. (320908)

It has been the policy of successive Governments not to reveal details of specific security matters.