HC Deb 06 February 1969 vol 777 c153W
62. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the growing number of robberies taking place in connection with private security companies delivering and collecting moneys; under what regulations these private people are allowed to carry offensive weapons in carrying out these duties; and whether as a means of assisting the police and offsetting the cost to public funds he will seek powers to form a system of security corps operated by the police on a fee paying basis to the hirers.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

Statistics of robberies from private security companies are not readily available. Their employees do not have any special dispensation to carry offensive weapons. The answer to the third part of the Question is, "No".