Later the memo records that Safonov claimed that "Russian authorities in London had known about and followed individuals moving radioactive substances into the city but were told by the British that they were under control before the poisoning took place".
STONEWALL’S TOP 100 EMPLOYERS IS THE DEFINITIVE LIST SHOWCASING THE BEST EMPLOYERS FOR LESBIAN, GAY AND BI STAFF.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR 2016 MI5‘Much of MI5’s work keeping the country safe goes on by necessityout of view, so I’m delighted we can be publicly recognised assuch an inclusive and welcoming place to work. MI5’s success inprotecting the country depends on our staff’s commitment to themission and to our enduring values of teamwork, professionalismand innovation. People can only give the best they can givewhen they feel supported, valued and treated with respectby their colleagues.Diversity is vital for MI5, not just because it’s right that werepresent the communities we serve, but because we rely onthe skills of the most talented people whoever they are, andwherever they may be. This accolade from Stonewall is a greatacknowledgment of continued progress we have made over recentyears in ensuring we draw on the widest possible pool of talentin our vital work.’ – Andrew ParkerMI5 protects the UK from national security threats such asterrorism and espionage. It works closely with other organisationsincluding the police and its partner intelligence agencies MI6and GCHQ. Employing around 4,000 staff members in officesacross the UK, MI5 is committed to both equal opportunities andreflecting the society it protects.MI5’s success in the 2016 Stonewall Workplace EqualityIndex recognises the efforts it has made over a number of yearsto improve its workplace for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff.For example, MI5 has an active LGBT network group that issupported by a champion drawn from its Executive Board.In only 6 years MI5 has progressed from 134th to 1st place inthe Index. This achievement takes on even greater resonance whenit is considered that until the early 90s there was a ban on LGBpeople holding the highest level of security clearance necessaryto work there. That bar has gone. Now LGBT staff work in all areasof MI5’s operations.Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of MI5’s values and anintegral part of everything it does: from recruitment, where it iskeen to attract a broad range of talent; to the creation of a cultureof teamwork where everyone feels able to bring their whole selvesto work and be valued for their contribution.All staff at MI5 are ordinary people who do extraordinary things,working together to keep the country safe. MI5’s place in this year’sIndex highlights a commitment to offering varied, rewarding andchallenging careers for all.