§ Mr. Bradford
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the present method of vetting applicants, in the interests of security, for positions on the servicing staff in the Palace of Westminster.
§ Mr. Armstrong
I am satisfied that all staff of the Department of the Environment employed on the provision of services within the Palace of Westminster are subjected to appropriate vetting procedures. Contractors' staff work under close supervision and the adequacy of these arrangements has been taken into account in the review of security measures to which my right hon. Friend the Lord President referred on 25tb March 1976.—[Vol. 908. c. 629–32.]