HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 c580W
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:

1984–85 170
1985–86 277
1986–87 297
1987–88 312
1988–89 329
1989–90 358