HC Deb 31 October 1983 vol 47 c244W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many private security firms are employed by his Department or bodies associated with his Department; how many personnel are employed, at which locations, on what responsibilities and duties, and at what annual cost; what have been the comparable figures for each of the last three years; and what estimates he has made as to the likely figures for 1984.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

My Department employs one private security firm to safeguard its premises in Cathays park and Curran embankment, Cardiff. The number of personnel employed to staff the posts on contract depends upon the rostering arrangements adopted by the security firm.

The actual and estimated costs of their services in the period in question are as follows:

£ 000's
1980–81 109
1981–82 149
1982–83 188
1983–84* 165
1984–85* 69
* (estimate).

Public bodies associated with my Department are responsible for making such security arrangements as they consider necessary and details are not held centrally.