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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents there were of tags being incorrectly fitted to the wrong person in 2012.
We are aware of three cases in 2012 where a tag was initially fitted to the wrong person. In each instance, the investigation report revealed that there had been a deliberate attempt to deceive the field officer responsible for fitting the tag. Immediate follow-up action was taken to ensure that the correct individuals were dealt with appropriately.