HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 c283W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Prime Minister what: is the policy with regard to the employment of homosexuals within the security services.

The Prime Minister

Especially rigorous standards are applied to the recruiting and employment policies in respect of areas of the public service whose work is wholly secret. Homosexuality would be a factor to be taken into account.

Mr. Meacher

asked the Prime Minister if she will take steps to ensure that deals proposed by the security services with persons suspected of grave security offences or any similar matters are in future brought to her personal attention for her own decision.

The Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Member to my speech in the House on 21 November 1979.

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