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Security Guards: Licensing

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations the Security Industry Authority has conducted into individuals (a) working without a licence, (b) working with fake licences, (c) working with revoked or suspended licences, (d) working with expired licences, (e) working with licences that were fraudulently obtained and (f) breaching Security Industry Authority licence conditions in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. (283943)

Information on numbers of investigations is not held centrally by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The SIA does however have figures for the total number of outcomes of its investigations, since the relevant offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 were designated from June 2004 onwards:

Number issued

Written warnings issued


Improvement notices issued


Licence revocations