Sunday, July 11, 1999 Published at 16:22 GMT 17:22 UK
Security review for Lockerbie suspects
Camp Zeist: Guarded by 140 police and prison officers
Scottish police and prison officers guarding the Libyan suspects in the Lockerbie bombing could be partly replaced by private security guards.
Camp Zeist has officially been renamed HMP Zeist until the suspects leave.
A spokesman for the Scottish Office confirmed it was carrying out a review to consider the use of private security guards to achieve "best value for money".
But she said the replacements would only be considered for non-sensitive areas and that the suspects themselves would continue to be guarded by police and prison officers.
The UK and US governments are currently footing the bill for the security operation.
There have been a number of security breaches at the camp since it became Scottish territory when the suspects arrived in April.
On one occasion prison officers were caught taking photographs of themselves at the base.
No date has been set for the start of the trial but it has been estimated that it could last for up to a year.
The men are accused under Scots law of charges of conspiracy, murder and "contravention of the Aviation Security Act 1982". The trial must begin on or before 4 February 2000.
The disaster in December 1988 killed 270 people on the plane and on the ground in Lockerbie.