Evening Times

Tough new standards for security contracts

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A CLAMPDOWN on rogue security firms muscling in on multi-million pound Scottish Government contracts was announced today.

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill made the announceme­nt ahead of tomorrow’s meeting of the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce.

Mr MacAskill said: “I am determined to ensure that public money does not make its way into the criminals’ coffers.

“That means only companies that meet the Security Industry Authority’s standards will get contracts that we let.”

Mr MacAskill added: “ We will continue to identify ways to take on the crooks and to win – for the benefit of businesses, communitie­s and individual­s.”

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