§ Mr. George
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. Curry
The following list shows the companies that currently have contracts with the Department to provide private security guarding, together with the number of employees involved:
Number of posts Blackwater Property Protection Service 1 Compass Security Ltd. 4 Reliance Security Ltd. 1 Securiguard (London) Services Ltd. 2 Shorrock Guards Ltd. 10 UK Security Services Ltd. 2 Wakenhut (UK) Ltd. 1
In keeping with normal commercial practice it would not be appropriate in these cases for me to give the value of each individual contract. Contracts are not necessarily made for financial years but our calculation of the total value of all the contracts in each financial year is as follows:
£'000 1984–85 170 1985–86 277 1986–87 297 1987–88 312 1988–89 329 1989–90 358