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Private Detectives

Volume 699: debated on Monday 18 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proposals they have to regulate the private detective industry. [HL1766]

On 1 August 2007, the Home Office published a consultation paper, Regulations to Implement the Private Security Industry Act 2001 in respect of Private Investigation and Precognition Agents. This publication is available on the Home Office website at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/Regulation_of_Security_Indu1.pdf?version=1.

The consultation period for this paper closed on 24 October 2007. The responses are being analysed and will be published shortly. We will consider whether to regulate in this area in the light of the analysis of responses.