HC Deb 28 October 1985 vol 84 cc312-3W
Mr. Bermingham

asked the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed as representing the House of Commons Commission how many of the officers and staff of the House have been positively vetted; and if he will state the number vetted in each grade of employment.

Mr. Beith

No officers or staff of the House have been positively vetted for the purposes of their employment in the service of the House.

Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Lord Privy Seal if any of the privileges of membership of the Lobby are dependent on the journalists concerned of (a) the broadcasting media or (b) the press having been positively vetted.

Mr. Biffen