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Andrew Pringle, president of KBR (UK), said:
Reacting to the news that a company behind the U.S. detention centre Guantanamo Bay is bidding for a police contract in the UK, Shadow policing minister David Hanson said:
A spokesman for KBR stressed that there is a new management team in place since the company built the controversial detention centre:
A major US engineering and construction company which helped build the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, is bidding for a role in the largest police privatisation scheme in the UK.
KBR, a former subsidiary of the controversial Halliburton group, is seeking a role in the £1.5 billion contract from West Midlands and Surrey police.
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A US company responsible for building Guantanamo Bay has been shortlisted for a £1.5 billion contract with West Midlands and Surrey Police