Health written question – answered on 14th May 2013.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the current level of expenditure by his Department is on contracts with G4S; and how much was spent by his Department on contracts with G4S in each year since 2008.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information held by the Department where available for the last-five financial years 2008-09 to 2012-13 is contained in the following table.

Departmental spend excluding VAT
Supplier name 2008-09 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Grand total
G4S Assessment Services (UK) LTD 630 3,098 790 790 5,308
Group 4 Technology LTD 47,107 47,107
Grand total 47,737 3,098 790 790 52,415

The Department also has a contract with Group 4 Total Security Limited for the provision of key holding and call out services for one alarmed premises. The Department cannot provide a total contract value until the end of the contract in 2014 as the contract is volume related and dependent on the number of call outs.

In July 2008, the Department implemented a new business management system (BMS) which collects enhanced detail on the categorisation, purpose and value of orders. This has now given the Department the scope to be more specific about the nature of each of the consultancy commissions. However, information on the period of engagement for each case is not held on BMS.

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