§ Dr. Julian Lewis
To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 8 September 2003,Official Report, column 18W, on Security Clearance, what further clearance is required for Downing street staff in order to see (a) secret and (b) top secret Joint Intelligence Committee material, once they have been positively vetted. 746W
§ The Prime Minister
The levels of security clearance that staff need in order to be granted access to classified material are those which apply across Government. They are set out in HM Government's statement of vetting policy, as announced to the House on 15 December 1994,Official Report, columns 764–66.