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Private Security Firms

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans to introduce private security firms to undertake security and fire-guarding responsibilities at 10 military victualling and stores depots, including Wilcove, Torpoint; and if he will make a statement.

The acceptability and cost-effectiveness of using contractors to undertake such tasks are under study. There will be full consultation with the trades unions concerned before decisions are reached.