asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report the number of security officers previously employed by his Department who have been replaced by private agencies in the last five years, together with a list of the agencies now used and the number of guards provided by each.
The information is as follows:
|Security staff* replaced by private agencies||Agencies now used||Number of guards provided by each agency|
|Bewes Security Services Ltd.||2|
|Centuryan Security Ltd.||1|
|Sunlight Security Services Ltd.||5|
|Wackenhut (UK) Ltd.||5|
|*The Department does not employ the grade of Security Officers. The staff replaced have been messengers.|