Electronic Tagging: Contracts

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which companies his Department has contracted to deliver electronic tagging services; and what the (a) value and (b) duration is of each of those contracts.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Holding answer received on 04 February 2019

Electronic monitoring is a vital tool in protecting the public by robustly monitoring offenders in the community and defendants on bail. Electronic Monitoring provides a proportionate and value-for-money alternative to prison in support of the subjects’ journey through rehabilitation.

The Electronic Monitoring service is delivered through contracts with the following suppliers:



Contract Duration

Contract Value

Forecast spend over the life of the contract

Capita Business Services

Electronic Monitoring - Field Services (Bridge Services Contract)

6 years from 01/02/2015


£219,000,000 (Average: £36.5m per annum)

G4S Monitoring Technologies

G4S Electronic Monitoring Hardware (BAU)



£12,900,000 (Average: £4.3m per annum)

Telefonica UK Ltd

Electronic Monitoring - Network

6 years 10 months from 01/08/2014


£3,000,000 (Average: £440k per annum)

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