10.1.The impact on business, charities or voluntary bodies is firstly that those providing security services in sports grounds in Northern Ireland will be exempt from any requirement to have an SIA Licence. Secondly those working as door supervisors in licensed premises in Northern Ireland will be covered by the licensing regime under the 2001 Act.

10.2.The impact on the public sector would be in cases where public sector bodies provide private security services to external customers under contract.

10.3.The impact assessment “Proposals to Regulate the Private Security Industry in Northern Ireland” was published in November 2006 and is attached to this memorandum.