HC Deb 05 May 1994 vol 242 cc639-40W
Mr. Donohoe

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the use of private detective agencies and security companies by his Department.

Mr. Redwood

Private inquiry agents have been used by the Welsh Office from time to time in cases of damage to trunk road furniture; personal injuries and medical negligence claims. Private security guards are employed to protect the Department's main offices at Cathays Park, Cardiff at night and at weekends.