Ministry of Justice: Amey

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd 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 9 March 2018 to Question 130494 on Ministry of Justice: Amey, what the evidential basis is for private contractors achieving the majority of their contractual targets.

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

Holding answer received on 21 March 2018

Private providers performance is closely monitored by the Ministry of Justice and we will not hesitate to act where standards fall short.

Department’s contracts typically contain termination provisions where a provider’s performance falls below a minimum acceptable level. The minimum acceptable level for a contract is typically set at far greater than 50%, therefore should the provider not achieve the majority of their contractual targets then the Department can terminate the contract.

The basis of the assessment that Amey has achieved the majority of their contractual targets is because their contract contains a termination provision where if their performance falls below a minimum acceptable level the department would terminate the contract.

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