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Justice written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department currently spends on contracts with Serco; and how much was spent in each year since 2008.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice has spent the following amounts with Serco Group plc since the start of the 2008-09 financial year:

Financial year £(1)
2008-09 (2)134,695,033.43
2009-10 228,516,267.11
2010-11 201,895,382.93
2011-12 210,435,183.12
2012-13 229,434,045.80
(1 )Excluding VAT. (2) A number of Serco contracts did not come under the control of the Department until part way through 2008-09.

The Ministry of Justice has a number of contracts with Serco which includes the management of five private prisons and the Electronic Monitoring Contract.

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