HC Deb 20 February 1990 vol 167 c663W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment 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. Chris Patten

My Department currently uses the following firms to guard buildings occupied and managed by the Department's staff:

  • Royal British Legion Attendance Co Ltd
  • Yeoman Security Ltd
  • Centuryan Security Ltd
  • Initial Contract Services
  • Reliance Security Services Ltd
  • Securiguard Services (Northern) Ltd
  • A-One Guard Services Ltd
  • County Guards
  • Compass Security

The total number of employees is 54. More than one employee may be needed to cover a given post if there is part-time working or if the hours are very long. The total value of the contracts in the present financial year is £590,000. The expenditure in previous years includes elements of the costs for DTp. No separate figures are therefore available for DOE.