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Debt Collection: Regulation

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government plans to take to improve regulation of bailiffs in the next 12 months. (248317)

As detailed in the response to Consultation—Regulation of Enforcement Agents dated 18 March 2008 the preferred option for regulation of the industry, for those enforcement agents who are not Crown Employees, is by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The SIA has produced a business case on the way forward, which will be reviewed and final decisions taken in February 2009.