Security Guards: Licensing

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Antoinette Sandbach Antoinette Sandbach Conservative, Eddisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's consultation entitled, Future Regulatory Regime for the Private Security Industry, what steps she is taking to introduce business licensing in that industry.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government is committed to ensuring the integrity of the private security industry and this includes the possible introduction of business licensing.

In July. the Government committed to a review (formerly triennial review) of the Security Industry Authority. That review may make further recommendations for legislative change that the Government would want to consider as a composite package.

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