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Defence Vetting Agency: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Defence written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the merger of vetting functions of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with the Defence Vetting Agency; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

An independent study is taking place into the future provision of national security vetting. This includes the two main providers of vetting: Defence Business Services and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Services. An announcement will be made once a decision is taken on the study's recommendations.

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