Locks and Keys: Regulation

Home Office written question – answered on 10th September 2021.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will meet with the Master Locksmiths Association to discuss the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to regulate the locksmith industry.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government currently has no plans to regulate the locksmith industry.

All locksmiths approved by the Master Locksmith Association (MLA) undergo strict vetting including a criminal record check; are regularly inspected to ensure they conform to legal requirements and customer charters; and must pass the MLA’s qualifications to demonstrate competence.

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