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Former Uk (Armed Forces) Officers: Employment In Defence Field

Volume 560: debated on Monday 30 January 1995

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether Lord Henley's Answer of Thursday 15th December to the effect that the Ministry of Defence keeps no record of armed forces officers who have taken up appointments with companies in the defence industry (col.

WA14) means that they do not monitor in any way whether these officers abide by the Official Secrets Act and by any restrictions "which the Department may have placed on their application for employment with the prospective employer" from the Official Secrets Act (as referred to by Lord Henley at col. WA140).

Neither the Official Secrets Acts nor the rules on the acceptance of outside appointments require the department to monitor whether officials abide by their duties under the Acts, or by restrictions imposed on their applications for outside employment.