HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 cc511-2W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the names of all the private security firms currently employed by his Department, the number of employees for each firm on the contract, the total value of each contract and the total value of all contracts for each financial year since 1984–85.

Mr. Peter Walker

My Department currently has contracts with two private security firms, the Royal British Legion Attendants Company Limited and Delta Security. Detailed information in relation to individual contracts is treated on a commercial in confidence basis, but the aggregated number of employees engaged by the two firms on our contracts with them presently varies between 11 and 13. The total value excluding VAT, of all contracts with private security firms from 1984–85 is as follows:

1984–85 64,229
1985–86 68,550
1986–87 72,989
1987–88 72,989
1988–89 75,835
1989–90 81,196