My noble Friend the Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, Lord True CBE, has today made the following written statement:
I am pleased to announce the introduction of a new level of National Security Vetting on 1 January 2022.
The accreditation check, which will be applicable to certain roles within the civil aviation industry, will help mitigate the threat from insiders at airports whose access can be exploited to harm national security. An updated statement of the HMG Personnel Security and National Security Vetting Policy, which details the accreditation check, will be published within the Personnel Security Controls on www.gov.uk from 1 January 2022. A copy of the Personnel Security Controls will be deposited in the Libraries of both Houses.