HC Deb 19 February 1990 vol 167 c594W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. Waddington

The following private security firms are currently employed by my Department:

  • Burns International
  • Chubb Wardens Limited
  • Compass Security
  • Group 4 Total Security Limited
  • Potton Leisure Limited
  • Real Security
  • Reliance Security
  • Securicor
  • Securiguard Services Limited
  • Security Express
  • Security Services
  • Wray Security.

The value of each contract is a matter of commercial and contractual confidentiality. Information about the total value of all such contracts for each year since 1984–85 is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Information about the number of staff employed on each contract is also not readily available; in some cases the number varies from day to day according to operational requirements.