Ministry of Justice: G4S

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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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, what (a) fines and (b) other financial penalties have been paid to his Department by (i) G4S and (ii) G4S subsidiaries for failures to meet contractual obligations in each year since 2010.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

This PQ has been interpreted to mean the level of financial remedies that the Ministry of Justice has been in receipt of from G4S, or G4S subsidiaries, in relation to failure to meet contractual performance obligations since 2010.

We manage all of our privately managed prison contracts with G4S, or G4S subsidiaries, robustly and deal with any performance issues in accordance with the mechanisms of the contracts. Privately managed prison providers achieve the majority of their contractual targets; however, we will not hesitate to take action where standards fall short.

For privately managed prisons the total value of financial remedies imposed for each financial year has been provided and is included in the below table:

Financial Year

Value of Financial Remedy



















2019/2020 (Q1 only)

£ 6,859

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