Thames House: Pedestrian Areas

Home Office written question – answered on 31st July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Chair, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 June (HL15952), on what basis pedestrian access has now been restored; whether there was a revised security assessment conducted; and if so, what new evidence came to light in any such assessment to inform the change to the pedestrian access.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

As has been the policy of successive governments, the government does not comment on matters relating to the intelligence agencies including the security of their buildings. The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament scrutinises the policies, expenditure, administration and operations of the intelligence agencies on behalf of Parliament.

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