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.