HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 c286W
26. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many private security organisations now offer their services commercially in this country; how many uniformed people are at present employed by those organisations; and how these figures compare with the corresponding figures for 1958 and 1962.

Sir F. Soskice

On 1st June, 1965, sixty private security organisations were known to be operating in England and Wales. They employed about 6,600 uniformed staff. Corresponding figures for 1958 and 1962 are not available.