HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 cc552-3W
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:

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