HC Deb 16 December 2003 vol 415 cc868-9W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licensed door supervisors he expects to participate in the Security Industry Authority Pilot Scheme in Hampshire commencing in March 2004; and what target complement he has set. [143965]

Ms Blears

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) anticipates that some 2,500 door supervisors will apply to be licensed during the course of the pilot in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, commencing in March 2004. This figure is necessarily a best estimate as not all local authorities in the pilot area have existing local registration schemes, and those that do, do not always include all door supervisors working in the local authority's area.

There are no overall complement levels set, as the demand for door supervisors is to a large extent market led. However, it is anticipated that some local authorities may set minimum complement levels for individual premises as a condition of their licence to operate under the Licensing Act 2003, and this will have an impact on the number of SIA licence applications.

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