§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security vetting is carried out on consultants employed by MoD. 
§ Dr. Moonie
Consultants employed by the Ministry of Defence to work with protectively marked information or materials, or who will require access to Defence facilities, are security cleared in accordance with the Government's vetting policy. The level of security clearance will depend on the nature of the work involved, as judged by the sponsor.