Mr. Alan Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what security clearance procedures were undergone by Bowe Systems and Machinery United Kingdom staff before being allowed to use the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre processing equipment between 7 and 17 November, and what clearance is required by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre's own staff before they are allowed access to this area.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The contract of employment signed by all Bowe Systems and Machinery (UK) Ltd. employees has been amended to cover the requirements of the Data Protection and Official Secrets Act. The area at DVLC containing the Bowe equipment is controlled by a Cardkey entry system. DVLC staff not normally employed in the area can only enter by arrangement with line management.