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Parliamentary Security Department

The Parliamentary Security Department (PSD) is responsible for the security for both Houses. We work in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service which provides armed and unarmed policing for Parliament. PSD is led by the Director of Security for Parliament.

Security Vetting Team

PSD is also responsible for security vetting within Parliament and providing passes. Security clearance is required by everyone working on the Parliamentary estate, requiring access to the Parliamentary network or being given access to sensitive Parliamentary information. 

Pass Issuing Office Locations & Opening Times

1 Parliament Street

When the House is sitting
  • Monday to Thursday from 8am to 6pm
  • Friday from 8am to 4pm
When the House is in Recess
  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm

Black Rod's Garden

When the House is sitting.
  • Monday to Thursday from 8am to 4pm.
When the House is in Recess.
  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Derby Gate

This office is no longer in use.

All pass issuing desks are closed weekends and bank holidays.

Pass application and renewal forms - Privacy Notice


Contact Details



020 7219 5920

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm