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Debt Collection

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the results of the Security Industry Authority's consultation on training requirements for enforcement agents will be published. (316575)

The Security Industry Authority intend to publish the results of this consultation in June 2010.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many responses to the Security Industry Authority's consultation on training requirements for enforcement agents have been from individuals and organisations outside the bailiff industry. (316576)

Six written responses to the consultation document have been received and four face to face interviews have been conducted by the Security Industry Authority with individuals or organisations outside of the enforcement industry.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department took to inform the public of the Security Industry Authority's consultation on training requirements for enforcement agents. (316577)

Following a press release, the Security Industry Authority published the consultation document in a prominent position on their website and notified, by email or letter, 251 stakeholders, of which 20 were outside of the Enforcement industry, of its existence. In addition the Ministry of Justice also notified 38 of its stakeholders that had previously expressed an interest in regulation of the consultation exercise. All of the Ministry's stakeholders were outside of the enforcement industry.