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Security Guards: Licensing

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the fee is for applying for a Security Industry Authority licence for security guarding; and what the fee was in each of the last two years. (162579)

Since 6 April 2007, the fee for applying for a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence has been set at £245 for two years, subject to review.

Before this date, the SIA licence application fee was £190.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the impact of the licensing regime on the UK security industry, with particular reference to the costs of and delays in issuing licences. (162801)

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) published research in July 2007 on the impact of licensing on security guards and door supervisors. This is available on the SIA website at:

http://www.the-sia.org.uk/home/about_sia/publications_research.htm.