HC Deb 01 February 1983 vol 36 c71W
Miss Richardson

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will publish the procedures used for vetting civil servants.

Mr. Hayhoe

The positive vetting procedure was described in the Radcliffe committee report "Security Procedures in the Public Service" published in April 1962—Cmnd. 1681, paragraphs 60 to 77—in the report of the tribunal of inquiry into the Vassall case published in April 1963—Cmnd. 2009, paragraphs 153 to 173—and in the report of the Standing Security Commission published in July 1965—Cmnd. 2722, paragraphs 92 to 99. The "Statement on the Recommendations of the Security Commission" published in May 1982—Cmnd. 8540—announced some changes in PV procedures following the commission's review of security procedures and practices in the public service.