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Security Industry Authority

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the challenges to the Security Industry Authority’s minded to revoke letters have been processed; and when this process is expected to be complete. (185696)

I refer the hon. Member to my written ministerial statement on 31 January 2008, Official Report, columns 29-30WS, in which I outlined the steps being taken by the Security Industry Authority and the Borders and Immigration Agency following their checks on the right to work of non-EEA licence holders. In that Statement I reported that some 10,500 individuals had been contacted by the SIA and informed that the SIA was minded to revoke their licences, and that some 3,000 challenges to the minded to revoke letter were being processed.

We plan to send updates on the position to the Home Affairs Select Committee in March and June 2008. I will arrange for copies of those letters to be placed in the Library of the House.