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DEFENCE – ARAP APPLICANTS IN AFGHANISTAN & SECURE COMMUNICATION - 21 September 2021

DEFENCE – ARAP APPLICANTS IN AFGHANISTAN & SECURE COMMUNICATION - 21 September 2021

Dr Julian Lewis: Internet banking constantly asks customers if they are sure they wish to proceed. Surely it would not be too difficult to have an automated reminder or check, if it looks as if an email of a sensitive nature is going to be sent to multiple recipients? In that connection, I have here a printed list of 70 former long-term employees on British contracts in Afghanistan. I propose to hand it to the excellent new Parliamentary Private Secretaries to the Defence ministerial team. When I am informed of a secure address to which I can send it electronically, I will be happy to do so.

[The Secretary of State for Defence (Mr Ben Wallace): The base at PJHQ /Permanent Joint Headquarters/ is open to all manner of communication to those individuals, whichever way best keeps them safe and secure. I welcome my two new PPSs, my hon. Friends the Members for Stourbridge (Suzanne Webb) and for Bracknell (James Sunderland), to the role. What a day to start, but I look forward to working with them. The key here is to engage throughout the process with parliamentarians to make sure that I can keep them as informed as possible.]