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Private Investigators: Licensing

Question for Home Office

UIN HL2736, tabled on 19 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement by Lord Bates on 26 March (HL Deb, cols 1528–9) that licensing for private investigators would be introduced early in the next Parliament, what is the timetable for the introduction of licensing for private investigators.

Answered on

27 October 2015

The Government is committed to ensuring the integrity of the private security industry and this includes private investigators.

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 which the Government will then consider.

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