HC Deb 20 February 1990 vol 167 c611W
Mr. George

To ask the Attorney-General 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.

The Attorney-General

Neither the legal secretariat to the Law Officers nor the Treasury Solicitor's Department has employed private security firms. The Serious Fraud Office currently employs the firm of Rodway Security. This contract provides for two employees and the value of the contract is £39,312 per year. The Serious Fraud Office engaged the firm of Reliance Security Services Limited from March 1988 to October 1988, the total value of this contract being £13,606.80.

The Crown prosecution service currently employs Reliance Security Services Limited and Diamond Security Services, the number of employees for each firm on the contract being four and two respectively. The total value of each contract, and the total value of all contracts since the financial year 1986–87 (when the CPS was created) are as follows:

Reliance Diamond Total
£ £ £
1986–87 9,000 9,000
1987–88 14,360 14,360
1988–89 33,459 33,459
1989–90 54,458 29,000 83,458
Total 111,277 29,000 140,277