asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will instruct the Security Industry Authority to publish figures regularly on (a) the number of applications it receives for licences; (b) the outcome of those applications, whether rejected or agreed; and (c) details of those applications which were found to have been made illegally. [HL311]
The Security Industry Authority (SIA) publishes a weekly update of its licensing statistics. This is available on the SIA's website at:
Details of licence holders are held on the SIA's website, which enable a check to be made on whether a particular individual holds a licence, and if so for what sector, using the licence number and other details of the holder.
The SIA also publishes a register of revoked and suspended licences. This is available at:
Following her Statement in another place on 13 November my right honourable friend the Home Secretary has undertaken to make a further Statement about SIA licensing checks and the issue of entitlement to work in the United Kingdom when the further checks referred to in my right honourable friend’s Statement are complete.