Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2018 to Question 126466, on Capita, on how many occasions his predecessor met Capita to discuss the issues raised by the Public Accounts Committee report on outsourced electronic monitoring.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

There have been no meetings between the previous Secretary of State and Capita representatives to discuss the issues raised in the recently published Public Accounts Committee report. Contracts are managed by officials and not Ministers.

Electronic monitoring is a vital tool in improving supervision in the community and supports offenders to reform and lead law abiding lives on release.

My officials in the Ministry of Justice hold regular meetings with Capita staff involved in the delivery of the Electronic Monitoring service to hold them to account for delivery of the service. They have discussed with Capita the action being taken to address concerns raised by the Public Accounts Committee.

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