Political News Updates

15.06.2014

Contracts: Prisoner Escort

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what financial penalties have been incurred by GEO/Amey in relation to its contract for the provision of prisoner escort and custody since 29 August 2011; [199488]
(2) what financial penalties have been incurred by Serco in relation to its contract for the provision of prisoner escort and custody services since 29 August 2011; [199490]
(3) what financial penalties have been incurred by Serco in relation to its contract for the provision for secure escort of children and young people in secure training centres and secure children’s home since 17 April 2012. [199491]
Jeremy Wright: The Ministry of Justice holds four regional contracts for the delivery of prisoner escort and custody. Three of these are with GeoAmey and total £685 million over seven years. Across the four regions these contracts move circa 800,000 prisoners per year.
The table below details indicates the cost of the performance measures applied against contract delivery indicators in the form of liquidated damages since 29 August 2011.

Area

Contractor

Financial penalties/liquidated damages (£)

South West and South East

GeoAmey

222,108.00

East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside, and North East

GeoAmey

154,332.88

North West, West Midlands and Wales

GeoAmey

268,221.88

 

Total

644,662.26

The Ministry of Justice holds four regional contracts for the delivery of prisoner escort and custody. One of these is with Serco and totals £337 million over seven years. Across the four regions these contracts move circa 800,000 prisoners per year.
The table below details indicates the cost of performance measures applied in the form of liquidated damages since 29 August 2011.

Area

Contractor

Financial penalties/liquidated damages (£)

London and East of England

Serco

965,855

The authority holds one contract with Serco for the escort of children and young people in secure training centres and secure children’s homes which commenced on 29 August 2012 not the 17 April 2012 as stated within your question. There have been no financial penalties applied to it.