Baroness Ruth Henig, chairman of the Security Industry Authority, has said that removing the SIA from the Bonfire of the Quangos will be welcomed across the security industry.
In a statement issued yesterday, she said: “The Government’s announcement yesterday that the SIA is being removed from Schedule 1 of the Public Bodies Bill will be welcomed across the private security industry.
“The Government’s intention is to bring forward new legislation to develop and replace the SIA’s regulatory regime. This shows a welcome commitment to ensuring that the private security industry throughout the United Kingdom continues to be effectively regulated.
“This confirms that regulation of the industry will continue, along with measures to enforce compliance with the current Private Security Industry Act until the new regime is in place.
“The SIA will continue to work with the Government in establishing a new regulatory regime, based primarily on business registration, supported by individual registration, and the SIA will involve the industry as fully as possible in this process.”