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Private Investigators

Question for Home Office

UIN HL589, tabled on 24 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will bring forward the necessary regulations to license private investigation, as announced by the Home Secretary in 2013.

Answered on

30 June 2014

We expect the regulations to licence the activity of private investigations to come into force in 2015.

We also expect the introduction of the statutory licensing of private security businesses to come into force in 2015, followed thereafter by private
investigation businesses. We are continuing to work with the Security Industry Authority and industry on both regulations.

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Home Office
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