§ Mr. George
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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. Rifkind
Information relating to the value of current contracts with private security companies and the number of staff employed on these contracts are matters of contractual and commercial confidentiality which it would not be proper to disclose.
The total value of all contracts awarded during the period 1984–85 to 1988–89 is show at column 1, and details of the private security companies with which contracts are currently in operation are set out at column 2:553W
1. Year Total value of all contracts (inclusive of VAT) £ 1984–85 68,384 1985–86 70,468 1986–87 261,306 1987–88 294,229 1988–89 515,982 2. Companies Group 4 Total Security Ltd Chubb Wardens Ltd Shorrock Guards Ltd Burns International Security Services (UK) Ltd Wackenhut UK Ltd Castlemilk Enterprises Ltd