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Security Firms

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give, for the longest and most convenient period of time, the number of robberies and the amount of valuables and money stolen connected with the firms in the security business; to what extent action has been or is to be taken to ensure that those in this business have no criminal records; and whether he will make a statement.

The information requested is not available.As I indicated in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Walsall, South (Mr. George) on 8th May, I intend to publish a paper to facilitate further discussion of the important issues raised by proposals for control over private security activities, including the question of relaxing the present rules governing access to criminal records.—[Vol. 949, c. 326.]