Electronic Tagging

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 14th January 2015.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much the new contract for electronic monitoring is costing his Department in each year of the contract.

Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The annual cost of the Ministry of Justice’s new electronic monitoring contracts is forecast as follows:

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

£114.5M

£81.8M

£61.2M

£59.4M

£56.6M

£56.6M

The figure for 2015/16 incorporates the cost of mobilising the contracts. We expect the new contracts to deliver average annual savings of approximately £20m relative to the previous contracts with G4S and Serco.

These new contracts will allow us to introduce some of the most advanced electronic monitoring technology in the world. Satellite tagging will allow us to keep a much closer watch on the most high-risk and persistent offenders who cause so much harm in our communities, creating a safer society with fewer victims.

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