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Army Foundation College: Vetting

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2016 to Question 56016, on Army Foundation College vetting; how many permanent staff arriving at Army Foundation College, Harrogate without Disclosure and Barring Service clearance were (a) returned to their previous unit and (b) subject to a supervisory plan; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Since April 2014, 93 military staff due to be employed by Army Foundation College, Harrogate arrived without Disclosure and Barring Service clearance; of these 21 have been subject to a supervisory plan and 72 were returned to their previous unit to await the required clearance. Since August 2015 all those subject to a supervisory plan have not been permitted to be part of a training team.

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