Private Detectives

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th February 2000.

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Photo of Mr Paul Boateng Mr Paul Boateng Minister of State, Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) 12:00 am, 14th February 2000

We have no plans for a review, but we issued a White Paper last year proposing that a new authority be set up to license those who work in private security and to improve standards in the industry. We propose that the scheme should apply to private investigators in due course.