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Security Industry Authority: Wales

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many enforcement offices of the Security Industry Authority are operational in the force area of North Wales Police. (155962)

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) does not have regional offices. The SIA has an intelligence team and a network of 41 investigators across England, Wales and Scotland. SIA investigation teams cover specific areas throughout England, Wales and Scotland and the structure of the SIA investigation teams allows resources to be directed to that area as required.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many convictions under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 for working in a licensable role without a Security Industry Agency licence were obtained against individuals resident in the force area of North Wales police in each of the last three years; (155963)

(2) how many convictions under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 for supplying unlicensed security staff were obtained against individuals resident in the force area of North Wales police in each of the last three years.

In 2004 and 2005, there were no convictions under sections 3 and 5 of the Private Security Industry Act 2001 at any courts in the North Wales police force area either for working in a licensable role without a Security Industry Agency licence or for supplying unlicensed security staff.

The data for 2006 will be available in November 2007. (The statistics collected are broken down into locations where convictions were secured and not the addresses of individuals resident in the force area.)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) front line and (b) non-front line licences granted under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 are held by individuals resident in the force area of North Wales Police. (155965)

As of 1 October 2007, 236,129 front line licences and 5,677 non-front line licences have been granted in total across England, Wales and Scotland.

The statistics collected by the SIA are broken down into licensable sectors, not geographical areas.