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Vetting

Education written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many special advisers in his private ministerial office have developed vetting security clearance.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education determines its vetting requirements in line with Her Majesty's Government's Security Policy Framework. Information on the framework is available on the Government website(1). Copies of this document are in the House Libraries.

For reasons of national security and Data Protection Act considerations, it would not be appropriate to disclose information which could lead to the identification of individuals who are subject to vetting.

(1)https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hmg-personnel-security-controls

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