Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 773 No. 1

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  519.  Deputy Thomas P. Broughan  Information on Thomas P. Broughan  Zoom on Thomas P. Broughan   asked the Minister for Justice and Equality  Information on Alan Shatter  Zoom on Alan Shatter   when he will publish the new regulations to allow the Private Security Authority to license contractors and personnel working in the event security industry; the date on which these new regulations will come into force; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34573/12]

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Alan Shatter): Information on Alan Shatter  Zoom on Alan Shatter  As the Deputy is aware, the Private Security Authority (PSA) is the independent agency under the aegis of my Department who is responsible for the regulation of the private security industry in the State. Since the Authority was established, it has adopted a phased approach to the licensing of the sector and currently licences approx. 750 contractors and over 27,000 individuals in a range of sectors including the Door Supervisor (Licensed Premises) and Security Guard (Static) sectors.

The Authority propose to licence contractors working in the event security area later this year. Licensing of individuals working in the sector would then follow. Regulations to enable the licensing of these contractors to commence are currently with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel. As soon as that process is completed, the Regulations will be signed into effect.

Question No. 520 answered with Question No. 517.


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