HL Deb 23 February 2005 vol 669 c202WA
Lord Trefgarne

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the former Home Secretary, Mr David Blunkett, retained the use of his official car and official residence following his resignation; and, if so, for how long. [HL760]

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

There are a number of former Ministers and Prime Ministers who continue to receive special security requirements after leaving office. We therefore take into account the assessment of the threat to them. On this basis, the Prime Minister has agreed that David Blunkett can continue to have use of the official residence (and his car) whilst his security arrangements are being reviewed, and appropriate measures can be put in place.

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