Ministry of Defence: EU Nationals

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Tebbit Lord Tebbit Conservative

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.

Photo of Lord Drayson Lord Drayson Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Equipment and Support)

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.

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