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Andrew Coulson

Prime Minister written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of John Cryer John Cryer Labour, Leyton and Wanstead

To ask the Prime Minister which company conducted the background check on Mr Andy Coulson prior to his appointment as Director of Communications.

Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party

A background check was conducted prior to Mr Coulson's appointment as Director of Communications to the Conservative Party in 2007. On appointment to the Civil Service, special advisers are security cleared to the appropriate level.

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