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Security Industry Authority

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contractors have had their security credentials revoked by the Security Industry Authority in the last five years. (288515)

Since the approved contractor scheme was introduced in March 2006, in total 22 contractors have had approved contractor status withdrawn. Of these, five companies submitted fresh applications after a period of time and have been re-approved.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers the Security Industry Authority has to investigate reports of racist door policies at pubs and clubs operated by security staff licensed by the Authority. (288516)

The Security Industry Authority has the power to take evidence of criminal activity, including in relation to racially motivated offences, into account in considering the refusal or revocation of licences. The Authority will refuse applications or revoke licences of security staff who do not meet its ‘fit and proper person’ criteria.