We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
To ask the Home Office for details of any meetings since the 2010 general election between the Home Secretary and/or Minister for Policing with private security companies such as G4S in regards to the police reform and social responsibility legislation.
We released the following information on 24 May 2012.
The Home Secretary has not had any meetings with private security companies in relation to police reform.
The Policing and Criminal Justice Minister, Nick Herbert MP met industry representatives, including some from private security firms, on the following dates:
28th September 2010 - Nick Herbert MP met representatives from consultancy firms engaged in supporting the police service to discuss possible approaches to transforming services whilst reducing costs.
17th March 2011 - Nick Herbert MP and Francis Maude MP held a half day conference for industry representatives to discuss how to achieve commercial leverage and efficiencies for the police service.
6th September 2011 - Nick Herbert MP hosted a meeting for representatives from RISC and Intellect, and police service representatives, to discuss their ideas for private sector support for the police service.
These meetings with suppliers were not part of any formal procurement process.