To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he holds information on the number of times the Secretary of State for Education’s departmental pass was used to enter and exit the Department from 5 July to 7 July 2022 for the Secretary of State who served during that period.
27 July 2022
The Secretary of State for Education can enter and exit the department either by use of their departmental security pass to gain access electronically, or if they are afforded VIP access to enter and exit by reception staff.
Whilst our electronic records show that they did not use their pass to enter or exit the department, each individual holding the post of Secretary of State that week, including my right hon. Friend the Member for Chippenham, the former Secretary of State for Education, were in their offices within the department during this period.