HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c30W
Mr. Hincliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether soldiers based at the Shoeburyness proof and experimental establishment, who are currently employed part-time by Centre Security Services undertaking security work at Southend civic centre have permission to undertake this additional employment.

Mr. Neubert

Approval was given to three soldiers to undertake such additional work during their off-duty hours, and two are currently engaged in it.

Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy on allowing security firms based close to Army garrisons to employ serving Army personnel on a part-time basis.

Mr. Neubert

Any officer or soldier wishing to take up any form of off-duty employment is required to obtain approval first. Approval is granted only when the commanding officer certifies that the appointment will not interfere in any way with the applicant's military duties.