Political News Updates

15.06.2014

Contracts: Secure Training Centres

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what financial penalties have been incurred by G4S in relation to its contract to run the Medway Secure Training Centre since May 2010; [199487]

(2) what financial penalties have been incurred by Serco in relation to its contract to run Hassockfield Secure Training Centre since May 2010. [199496]

Jeremy Wright: No financial penalties have been levied against G4S in relation to its operations at Medway Secure Training Centre since 2010-11.
On the question of what financial penalties have been levied against Serco in relation to its operations at Hassockfield Secure Training Centre in each year since 2010-11, see following table.

The data presented is based on total number of performance points accrued for the relevant periods. Financial remedies are only applicable when performance point baseline targets are exceeded for the period.

 

 

Hassockfield Secure Training Centre

 

 

Points

Baseline

Service credit (£)

2010-11

Q3

70

150

0

 

Q4

150

150

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011-12

Q1

110

137

0

 

Q2

10

137

0

 

Q3

160

137

491.45

 

Q4

160

137

498.73

 

 

 

 

 

2012-13

Q1

60

125

0

 

Q2

105

125

0

 

Q3

20

125

0

 

Q4

125

125

0

 

 

 

 

 

2013-14

Q1

230

112

2,254.80

 

Q2

20

112

0

 

Q3

70

112

0

 

Q4

30

112

0

 

 

 

 

 

2014-15

Q1

30

100

0

 

Q2

80

100

0

Note: Quarter's are based upon contract anniversary dates: Q1 is from October-December; Q2 is from January-March; Q3 is from April-June; and, Q4 is from July-September.

It is important to note that performance points are essentially about operational efficiency, and at no point has public safety been at risk. There are no significant historical trends in the attached figures and it is fair to say that privately managed secure training centres achieve the majority of their contractual targets with proportionately low levels of performance points and financial remedies applied as a result. The data for each contract is closely monitored by Youth Justice Board and Ministry of Justice staff and any emerging or sustained performance failures are discussed in detail with the relevant contractor in order to rectify performance shortfalls as quickly as possible.