Verne Prison

Home Department written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Liberal Democrat, Brent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the purposes were of the contracts relating to HM Prison The Verne which were awarded by her Department on 7 August 2013 to (a) Aedas, (b) Faithful and Gould and (c) Sweett; and if he will place in the Library a copy of those contracts.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 6 September 2013

Contracts for services at The Verne were awarded by the Ministry of Justice for assessing the feasibility and delivery of the prison's conversion to an immigration removal centre. The conversion provides an additional 580 detention beds required to aid removal of those not entitled to remain in the UK. The contracts can be found via Contracts Finder at:

https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finder by searching Ministry of Justice, HMP Verne.

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