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Ministry of Defence: EU Nationals

Volume 690: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

To whom the non-British European nationals holding executive or administrative posts in the Ministry of Defence owe their first duty of allegiance. [HL2363]

Non-British European nationals do not have to swear allegiance to the Queen. However, they can only serve in non-reserved posts. Where security and sensitivity issues apply, posts are designated as reserved and can be filled only by UK nationals.